POLAND REVEALED: WARSAW

By Wojciech KARUBIN

MOVIE MATES - as PROD / FIN

Documentary - Completed 2017

Poland Revealed: Warsaw is an original travel documentary presenting the capital of Poland to international audiences. It combines insightful journalism with visual attractiveness (e.g. aerial shots and time lapse photography), sharply edited and with English host.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary, TV Series, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • POLAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 42 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Wojciech KARUBIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Wojciech KARUBIN (MOVIE MATES)
    • Synopsis
    • Poland Revealed: Warsaw is an original travel documentary format with the goal of presenting the capital of Poland to international audiences.
      Poland Revealed: Warsaw breaks the typical structure of a travel show. It combines insightful journalism with the genre's requirements for visual attractiveness. It is focused on the "spirit" of places, cultural life, architecture, history and cuisine. The host meets interesting people, often important public figures, who present a city and its culture to the host – and to the viewers. These conversations are punctuated with brief stories about specific places e.g. institutions of culture, interesting public spaces, etc. These short sections add to the show's dynamism and provide the audience with useful information.
      Poland Revealed: Warsaw takes the form of a two-day city break. Familiarity and orientation are aided by animated maps which illustrate the topography of a given city. The programme is produced with dynamic cinematographic techniques (e.g. aerial shots and time lapse photography), sharply edited, with original music.
      The show is hosted by Richard Berkeley – an Englishman currently living in Poland, a journalist, musician, lecturer and animator. He has taught at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music and the Theatre Academy, both located in Warsaw. He worked for the prestigious arts magazine of the Polish Television Pegaz (Pegasus). In 2009 he advertised Warsaw in an image campaign aired on the BBC World. Currently he is the chairman of the New Chamber Orchestra Foundation. As the host of Europe Unknown he is open, direct and, most importantly, lively interested in the cities and their people. Unlike most travel programme hosts he doesn't try to shine and place himself in the centre of the show. Instead he takes the role of a guide to new places and different cultures.