„Ja, Sendlerowa” w USA online
“I, Irena Sendler. I declare war on Hitler! And I mean it! Come on! You slicked-down slicker you. In your face! I won’t let no psychopath introduce his own sick little rules of human interaction. I shall not leave it like this. Anger is burning inside me. I am pissed. I genuinely cannot stand what I see, and I refuse not to do anything about it.”
Children rescued versus children dead. Bitter equations and statistics. The heroism of a saviour to numerous Jewish children, and yet — heroism being barely a drop in a sea of blood. A woman leading an unequal fight against death, vice, and pragmatic calculations of power.
Irena Sendler appears as a symbol of perseverance in a world of risky choices, of struggle for peace, of personal independence, and of genuinely human empathy resisting a ruthless, cold machine. But “I, Irena Sendler” is also about the tragedy of a personal story getting stolen for the benefit of collective comfort, about the ultimate loneliness in heroism, about disappointment, and about solitude of man in the face of cruelty and indifference.
directed by: Ana Nowicka
screenplay by: Bartek Harat
music: Adrian Konarski
stage and costume design: Monika Kufel
choreography: Katarzyna Kleszcz
cast: Alicja Czarnik, Aleksandra Konior, Monika Kufel, Łukasz Gawroński, Karol Śmiałek
premiered on: 11 November 2018
duration: 60 minutes