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In June 1976, after Poland's Communist government announced dramatic increases in food prices, the resulting protests set in motion a resurgence in activism and opposition that would eventually lead to the downfall of the regime. Almost immediately, a group of intellectuals and workers banded together to form K.O.R.--the Workers Defense Committee. Active from 1976 to 1981, it clandestinely produced uncensored newspapers, provided financial and legal aid to fired workers, and tirelessly advocated for truly independent unions that could defend workers' rights. This documentary accompanies Henryk Wujec and Jan Lityński--two key K.O.R. activists--as they meet with old comrades, scour archival materials and retrace the history of this influential movement.
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When the family business goes bankrupt, Kuba and Mikolaj's parents are forced to leave Poland to find work abroad. "I am Kuba" is a coming-of-age film about the twelve-year-old Kuba who must take care of his eight-year-old brother while his parents are away. As times goes by, Kuba becomes a teenager and rejects the big responsibility on his young shoulders. His family is forced to make a life changing decision. It is estimated that in Poland alone more than 100,000 children are left by their parents who are forced to work abroad.