SUITCASE

Let our ancestors be heard. Let us peek into the suitcase of memories, old photographs, paper scraps, letters, and other testimonies of the past. Let us register our loved ones' stories on camera, so that we capture that world, which will be lost when they are gone. 

We often realize just how little we really know about our own families, our ancestors, our roots, and only when we loose family members do we revisit the past, open up old closets, drawers, boxes, photo albums... Only to realize that we are often unable to recognize so many of the people in old family photographs.  

Our families' histories, together with all the secrets and mysteries sink into oblivion before we can pass them on to the next generation. Our „cinematic suitcase” project is meant to forever capture some of those stories. 

Our project offers to capture your family's past on film. The heart has its memory, as Albert Camus once wrote, but in modern times film can last longer than a heart.  Our offer is directed to all individuals and institutions, particularly those with a special emotional or cultural connection to Greater Poland: Poles, Jews, Belorussians, Ukrainians, and others interested in preserving the memory of their families' complex histories. 

We are an experienced team of award-winning filmmakers and journalists, working with high-end film production equipment. We have a strong background in documentary filmmaking and interviewing. Our work has screened across the globe and received much recognition. 

We will produce an honest and professional film about your family history, about your ancestors, about your roots. We will interview your family members with proper sensitivity and/or we will document your personal roots search, your visit to your ancestral home, or your quest to uncover family secrets.