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Far from Poland (1984)

106 min | Documentary

An attempt to cover Poland's Solidarity movement - the first independent labor union in a Soviet-bloc country inspired by the strikes at the Gdansk Shipyard in August 1980 - and its shaping of modern Polish politics. When denied permission...See moreAn attempt to cover Poland's Solidarity movement - the first independent labor union in a Soviet-bloc country inspired by the strikes at the Gdansk Shipyard in August 1980 - and its shaping of modern Polish politics. When denied permission to shoot on location, the filmmaker made a movie anyway, and hired American actors to re-enact interviews that were printed in Solidarity pamphlets and publications. See less
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Ruth Maleczech
Anna Walentynowicz Anna Walentynowicz   See fewer
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Mark Margolis
Adam Zarewski Adam Zarewski   See fewer
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Olek Krupa
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John Perkins
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Honora Ferguson
Barbara Lopienska Barbara Lopienska   See fewer
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John Fitzgerald
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Elzbieta Komorowska
Hanna Crail Hanna Crail   See fewer
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David Warrilow
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6.3 / 10 | 29 votes