A Fragment of Being (Ulamek istnienia)| 1hr : 04mins
Director: Anna Taborska | Producer: Anna Taborska
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: United Kingdom
Based on the life and poetry of Boleslaw Taborski, the film explores how life experiences affect creativity. Poet, theater critic, World War Two veteran and retired BBC radio journalist Boleslaw Taborski, reminisces about his life, and revisits places from his childhood and youth. He talks about pre-World War Two, the city of Torun, in which he was born, about the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 against the Nazis in which he took part, and about the Polish Section of the BBC Radio World Service in London, in which he worked for many years. The film is rich with anecdotes concerning events such as Armstrong's moon-landing, which took place while Taborski was on night shift at the BBC. The film touches upon Taborski's work as a writer, theater critic, and translator of the plays of Karol Wojtyla (the late Pope John Paul II), and is illustrated with examples of Taborski's poetry. There is a rare glimpse inside the studios and winding corridors of the no longer existing Polish Section of the BBC Radio World Service, in the impressive Bush House in London.