|Original lang.||English, Polish, Swahili|
|Directed by||Jonathan Kolodziej Durand|
|Written by||Jonathan Kolodziej Durand|
|Company||Bunbury FilmsBunbury FilmsBunbury Films|
Memory Is Our Homeland is a documentary film charting the lost story of Polish refugees in Africa from 1942 to 1952 - a journey that brought a group of children through Siberia, Iran, India, and East Africa, to new lives in Montreal, Sheffield, and across the global Polish diaspora.
It follows the story of Kazia Kolodziej (née Gerech), the filmmaker's grandmother, and other Polish refugees, as they meditate on the meaning of memory, identity, and homeland. Grappling with memories of a traumatic exile in the Soviet Union, followed by an adolescence full of discovery in a Polish refugee camp near the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, we see how these women's lives have been shaped by early years fraught with insecurity and change.
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