I don't know if there is anybody here who is interested in the Polish history, but hey ... just look at this video!
Black and white silent footage taken during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the German army in order to liberate the city from the Third Reich's rule have been turned into a mesmerising feature movie with sound and color.
The only purely fictional elements are voiceovers presenting an imagined narrative that stitches together the footage: Two brothers scour the streets of the Polish city tasked with filming the 1944 rebellion of Warsaw residents against their Nazi occupiers, commenting on what they witness, from soup kitchens to scenes of destruction.
Cinematographers hired by the Warsaw Rising Museum added colouration and sound that give a real-life feel, while modern editing techniques provide a polished, fast-paced narrative.
The 90-minute movie took two years for museum historians and film experts to create, as authenticity was of utmost importance. Lip-reading experts carefully examined the footage to give the people filmed a proper voice, while historians consulted with surviving fighters and studied thousands of old pictures to ensure they would gave the right color and shade to each garment worn.
The film will be released in cinemas – in Poland and abroad – next year, before the uprising’s 70th anniversary.