ABOUT US

Słąwomir Grunberg
Slawomir Grunberg is an Emmy Award Winning documentary producer, director and cameraman. He is a graduate of the Polish Film School in Lodz, immigrated to the US in 1981 and has since directed and produced over 40 documentaries. Grunberg’s 1999 film School Prayer: A Community At War was screened on PBS, received an Emmy Award and also won many international film festivals. The most recent of Grünberg’s films on the Holocaust theme include: Castaways and The Peretzniks: both premiered at the New York Jewish Film Festival in 2013 and 2011. In 2010  Slawomir co-produced and photographed In the Name of Their Mothers: The Story of Irena Sendler. Slawomir's director of photography credits includes two Oscar nominations, for Legacy and Sister Rose's Passion. He is a recipient of Guggenheim, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and Soros Justice Media Fellowships. More about Slawomir can be found at www.logtv.com/tv

Tomasz Wiśniewiski
Tomasz Wiśniewski holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies, works as a journalist and an academic lecturer. Tomasz founded "Looking for Poland" association and runs a website - www.bagnowka.com, where he presents his short films. Tomek lives in Bialystok and found multi-culture subjects in the region of the Eastern Poland fascinated. Tomek co-directed dozen of films, which include: "Olowek" (The Pencil) premiered at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and “Castaway” (Wyrzutki) premiered at the New York Jewish Film Festival. Tomek is the author of eight books including "The Jewish Bialystok and Surroundings" published in the USA. As a journalist, he published "Gates of Podlasie" - an online website and worked for the local TV Bialystok station. Tomek also founded "Film, Photography and Sound Workshop" in Michalowo.  

Beate Schützmann-Krebs graduated  and works as a social worker in Berlin. Alongside, she volunteered in Yiddish translations, focusing on old Yiddish handwriting. As a granddaughter of a virtuoso violinist,  she was raised in a very music oriented family. She was trained in singing, piano and flute, and plays several more instruments, some of them unique, custom made. She likes to produce innovative sounds of her own, partly using experimental sound sources.  Over the course of the last years, she composed and played the music for several award-winning films, including "Castaways", "Central Park", "The World According to Michal", also additional music to the movie "Karski & The Lords of Humanity".