Centrul Astra Film



Astra Film Festival

And Then, Who Are We?

Barbara Schuch | Sophie Sensier | France | 2005 | 58'


Three and a half million Jews used to live in Poland before 1939. 350,000 of them survived the Holocaust. How many Jews are living in Poland today? Nobody knows for sure. Directed as a personal journey, the film attempts to discover the life of Poland's so-called "new Jews", sixty years after the Holocaust and fifteen years after the fall of communism. Since 2001, when the Polish President officially acknowledged the pogroms thus taking the first step towards reconciliation, the Jewish community has tried to renew Jewish life. What does this renewal mean for the few thousands - or maybe even less - Polish Jews? The film looks for answers to these questions and reveals what it means to be a Jew in today's Poland.