Invitation to a wedding

Australia, 1990

Film
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Episode of Series “Australian mosaic”.
An old Polish man looks back at his arrival in Australia. He describes his evacuation from a refugee camp in Germany; his work as a labourer on arrival in Australia; his marriage to a Polish woman and their eventual divorce. Simultaneously we watch a contemporary second-generation Polish-Australian couple getting married: Polish ritual and ceremony amidst an Australian landscape. The old man despairs over his ruined love, his hard life and hopes that the next generation can avoid his heartbreak. The narration is from Tadeurz Kempas’ autobiography “Metamorphoses”. The video was filmed amongst Hobart’s Polish community.

Credits

co-director

Stephen Ramsey

Joanna Konwicki

producer

Joanna Konwicki

production company

SBS-TV

Language

English

Duration

00:30:00:00

Colour

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