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Guided Tour-Talk Film: Overcoming Fate

Guided Tour-Talk Film: Overcoming Fate

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  • Tue 25 Jul ’17, 10:30am – 12:30pm


Polish Heritage Trust Museum, 125 Elliot Street, Howick Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Tour Admission: $10.00

Welcome to our popular "Guided tour, talk and film event" The film selection for this tour is called Overcoming Fate.

See this deeply moving, creative and contemporary film interpretation of the Polish Pahiatua children's story, as recalled 70 years on.

'The heroes of my film are Polish children who survived deportation to Siberia together with their families, and then, as a result of exile in wartime, went to the port of Wellington (in New Zealand)' says director Marek Lechowicz. 'Most of these children lost their loved ones and have not yet visited the homeland'.

This hauntingly creative interpretation of the children's stories, recalled 70 years later by participants, is accompanied by documentary footage and contemporary poetic and artistic works.

'Overcoming Fate' was filmed around New Zealand and in Poland. Screened nationwide on Polish television, it marks a milestone in national consciousness due to the former communist government's suppression of Soviet involvement in the deportation of Polish families.

Subtitles. PG. Cost per person includes morning tea. Bookings not required.

The Polish Museum is for all New Zealanders. "GLAM" - Gallery, Library, Archive, Museum.

Howick is a destination that offers variety including Howick beach, Stockade Hill, various Fencible sites and historical walks, All Saints Church, Uxbridge Creative Arts Centre, Te Tuhi Gallery and Howick Historical Village.

The quaint Howick village shops are a 5-minute walk from the museum and the Botany Town Centre is a 10-minute drive.

We look forward to welcoming you to "Overcoming Fate: Guided tour, talk and film", the Howick district and the Polish Museum.

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