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Bianca Stigter’s documentary transforms rare colour home-movie footage shot in 1938 Poland into a testament to victims of the Holocaust. Home movies may be the most haunting cinema of all, taking on the lustre of loss and mortality with each passing year. The home movies Glenn Kurtz found in his parents’ home in Florida were rarer and more precious still. His award-winning book, Three Minutes in Poland, explores the amateur footage his grandfather shot on a European trip in 1938, focusing on members of the Jewish community in Nasielsk, Poland, just one year before the Nazis invaded on their murderous campaign.

Mel Ackerman and Ellen Flanders
Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

Festivals and Awards

  • 2022, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
    Winner - Documentary Feature
  • 2022, Critics' Choice Documentary Awards
    Nominee - Best First Documentary Feature
    Nominee - Best Narration
    Nominee - Best Archival Documentary
    Nominee - Best Historical Documentary
  • 2022, Dublin International Film Festival
    Winner - Best Documentary
  • 2022, Nederlands Film Festival
    Nominee - Best Documentary - Long (Beste Lange Documentaire)

Screening Details

Film Info

CountryNetherlands, UK
DirectorBianca Stigter
CastHelena Bonham Carter(voice), Glenn Kurtz, Moszek Tuchendler
Runtime 69 min
LanguageEnglish, Polish, German, Yiddish w/English subtitles