A Must-See in Seattle: Khosrow Sinai’s The Lost Requiem, Polish Home, June 16, 7:30pm
By Polish Film Club Oko in Seattle
Dear PAAIA members,
The Polish Film Club Oko in Seattle would like to invite you to view a beautiful film about Iranian kindness and hospitality.
June 16, 7:30 pm: Movie The Lost Requiem at the Polish Home in Seattle
This 1982 documentary was filmed over a period of 12 years by an internationally renowned Iranian director, Khosrow Sinai. It tells the story of WWII exodus of Polish men, women and children from Soviet labor camps to Persia and about the lives of the Polish refugees among the Iranian people. For his contribution to preserving this untold history, Mr. Sinai has been awarded the prestigious Knights Cross of the Order of Merit of the Polish Republic by President Lech Kaczynski.
Roxanne Emadi, a recent graduate from New York University with a BA in Journalism and Middle Eastern studies will make an introduction about the film and the filmmaker.
Where: Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave, Seattle
View: Khosrow Sinai site
View: Historical Background
View: Interview with Khosrow Sinai
View: Knight Cross for Mr. Khosrow and Siberian Cross for Iranian citizens
Contact: Aleksandra Monk for more info
Here’s what a writer specializing in Iranian and Eastern European History said about the screenings of The Lost Requiem in UK:
“When I organized similar screenings a few years ago, I found people came from very far away to see them (some from hundreds of miles away). There were usually large numbers of Iranians in the audiences who participated actively in discussions afterwards. A warm atmosphere grew up between both communities. They discovered they had much in common and that their histories dovetailed and mirrored each other in interesting and intricate ways. These were very deep, meaningful and and warm encounters. I am sure you will find the same with your own.” Ryszard Antolak
We look forward to seeing you.
Polish Film Club Oko, Seattle, WA