Promised Land: Polish Film In Howick

Where: Polish Heritage Trust Museum, 125 Elliot Street, Howick, Auckland

Restrictions: R16

Ticket Information:

  • Museum entry by cash donation, suggest: $5.00
  • Door Sales Only

Promised Land.
Film by Andrzej Wajda.

Set in the industrial city of Lodz, the film tells a story of a Pole, a Jew and a German struggling to build a factory in the raw world of 19th century capitalism.

‘Ziemia obiecana - Promised Land’ was the nickname of the city of Łódź, given by immigrants arriving in the industrial centre, searching for the prosperity promised by rapid modernization.

The decisive action of the film begins when three dispossessed but industrious men: a Pole, Jew, and German set out to build their own factory. As one of them says, “I have nothing, you have nothing, he has nothing: this means we have enough to start a factory.”

But complicated relations in the world of manufacturers and Karol’s dangerous affair can destroy visionary plans.

Entry by cash donation.

Subtitles.

The Polish museum is for all New Zealanders - "GLAM" Gallery, Library, Archive, Museum.

Howick is a destination that offers variety including Howick beach, Stockade Hill, various Fencible sites and historical walks, All Saints Church, Uxbridge Creative Arts Centre, Te Tuhi Gallery and Howick Historical Village.

The quaint Howick village shops are a 5 minute walk from the museum and the Botany Town Centre is a 10 minute drive.

We look forward to welcoming you to "Polish Film", the Howick district and the Polish Museum.