Feature documentary on Pope John Paul II’s historic 1979 visit to Poland, an event that helped to end Soviet domination in Eastern Europe.
The Pope sparked a revolution of conscience in the Polish people that led to the success of Solidarity’s free-trade union movement, and ultimately the fall of the Berlin Wall and collapse of the Soviet Union.
Note: Featured in this clip is Anna Walentynowicz, the ‘Godmother’ of the Solidarity Movement who tragically died in the plane crash on April 10, 2010, that also claimed the life of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife, and dozens of Poland’s political, military and civic elite.
Winner, Special Jury Gold Remi Award for best documentary at WorldFest Houston 2011 International Film Festival. Winner, Silver and Bronze Telly Awards, 2011.
Written, Produced, and Directed by Kevin Knoblock.