Moje Własne Słowa (In My Words)

Janina lives with her oldest daughter Dana in a village, idyllically nestled between mountains and dense forests in southwestern Poland. In My Words (Moje Własne Słowa) is the occasion when, at the age of 92, Janina recalls her past more vividly than she ever has before. The film takes us on a journey into commitment, personal loss, resilience, and the importance of empathy in the face of the darkest moments in history.

  • Viktor Witkowski
  • Viktor Witkowski
  • Janina Zarzycka
    Key Cast
  • Dana Stasicka
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2023
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    36,000 USD
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Director Biography - Viktor Witkowski

Viktor Witkowski is a painter and filmmaker. He was born in Poland and grew up in Germany where he graduated from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (HBK Braunschweig, Germany) with a combined master’s degree in Studio Art, Art History and Art Education in 2006. The same year, he immigrated to the US where he earned an MFA in Visual Arts from Rutgers University in 2010. He currently splits his time between Vermont (US) and Leipzig (DE). When he is not working on paintings and films, he teaches as lecturer in Dartmouth College’s Studio Art Department in New Hampshire.

Viktor Witkowski’s writing and criticism has been published on Hyperallergic, the Painters’ Table, in The Brooklyn Rail and the New Art Examiner. His films and videos have been screened at numerous festivals in the US and abroad including such venues as the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, the York Art Gallery in York (UK), the LA Underground Film Forum in Los Angeles, The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image in New York City, and the AVIFF Cannes Art Film Festival in Cannes (France). In addition, his paintings have been featured in solo and group shows across the US, as well as in France, Germany and Poland.

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