Film screening: Karski & The Lords of Humanity

Screening and meeting with the film director
Sławomir Grünberg

February 8, 2018 (Tuesday) at 6:00 pm

Free admission. The event is held in Polish.

Sławomir Grünberg a graduate of the Polish Film School in Łódź, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1981 and has since directed and produced over 40 documentaries. Grünberg’s film School Prayer: A Community At War (1999), screened on PBS, received the National Emmy Award. It also won The Jan Karski Award in a competition which recognizes outstanding television documentaries produced on the theme of moral courage. Grünberg’s director of photography credits include: HBO’s Legacy, which received an Academy Award Nomination for the best documentary feature in 2001, and HBO’s Sister Rose’s Passion, which won Best in Documentary Short at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2004 and received an Academy Award Nomination for best documentary short in 2005.

Karski & The Lords of Humanity, by Sławomir Grünberg (Poland & USA, 2015, 72’) is  a partially animated film, tells the story of the Polish underground courier, Jan Karski, during World War II. He worked to prevent the Holocaust by informing the Allied powers of Nazi crimes. Karski infiltrated both the Warsaw Ghetto and a Nazi transit camp, sending his dreadful eye-witness reports of the atrocities to Britain and the United States, hoping to shake the conscience of the powerful leaders, or, as he would later call them, the Lords of Humanity.