4thPartition

The Fourth Partition: Chicago’s Polish Immigrants – Award Winning Documentary Airing Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Tune in to WTTW11

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 7:30 pm

for the award-winning documentary “The Fourth Partition: Chicago’s Polish Immigrants”

WTTW11 Presents:  “The Fourth Partition – Chicago’s Polish Immigrants at the Dawn of the 20th Century”. This documentary film tells a unique and mostly unknown story of the hardships and triumphs of the Polish community during Chicago’s industrial Peak.

At the Dawn of the 20th century, Chicago was the second largest city in the United States with over 2,000,000 residents. It was also the center of Polish culture and political activism in America. With Poland partitioned between Russia, Austria and Germany, over 4,000,000 Poles immigrated to the United States between 1870 and 1920 in search of a better life. In Chicago, they worked in some of the most dangerous factories and mills in the United States. In their neighborhoods, they struggled to build communities, churches, and most of all, aid their beloved Poland in her fight for independence. Their story is known as the “Fourth Partition”.

Created by Adrian Prawica (Director & Executive Producer) and Rafał Muskała (Associate Producer), the film was awarded the “Popular Award” at the 2014 Polish Film Festival in Vancouver, Ca.  It also won “The Discovering Eye Award” at the 25th Annual Polish Film Festival in America, and “Best Debut Award” at the 20th Annual Polish Film Festival in Ann Arbor, MI.

Adrian Prawica is a Chicago based cinematographer and video producer, and has resided in the Chicagoland area since the age of 10.  His cinematography work in journalism and advertising has been featured on major television networks in the US and abroad.  Rafał Muskała is journalist and radio co-host on Chicago’s 1080AM Radio, serving the Polish Community, residing in Chicago since the age of 24.

 

Originally posted on http://www.polish.org/en/events/11-the-fourth-partition-chicago-s-polish-immigrants-award-winning-documentary