Children in Exile (2007), which made its local debut at the Chicago International Documentary Film Festival in 2008, tells the story of civilian deportations to the Siberian Gulag through the testimony of the survivors, including Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, Poland’s last communist leader.
The film’s writer and director, Chris Swider, a graduate of and instructor in the film department at Chicago’s Columbia College, was himself a child of a deportee. Swider will be on hand to lead a discussion after the screening.
Film screening and discussion in English.
Friday, July 15
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
6500 S. Pulaski Rd