LESSON II (LEKCTA II)
For Film Polski
Producer/Director/Writer: Mira Hamermesh
 
A group of Russian prisoners are questioned by their German guards. There will be a reading test. Those who pass will be given clerical work. The illiterates will be given labour. But there is a second lkesson to be learnt.  
 
  Mira Hamermesh writes: "The idea occured to me while reading some account in the Polish press about a Russian who survived a similiar situation and returned to the very spot to relive...what? Something, I suppose. Later I read Malaparte's KAPUT and among the stories ias a very brief, very sketchy account of a similiar event. I felt that the greatest of all wazr atrocities was the condemnation of literacy to death.  
 
1966
28 Mins
 
35mm
 
 
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