"The Touch of an Angel" Wins Two Gold Medals in the USA

The Touch of an Angel movie wins two gold medals at American film festivals.

Awards in New York and Houston

On 19th of April 2016, exactly on 73th anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, The Touch of an Angel documentary movie, directed by Marek Tomasz Pawłowski, won Gold World Medal – a prestigious award of 59th Edition of New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films 2016 in Documentaries category. Two days earlier the movie also won Gold Remi Award at 49th Edition of World Fest Houston.

Awards and Nominations

The movie has already received a several awards in the United States, such as Award of Excellence Impact Docs and Golden Teeth of Camera for the most interesting documentary film at 27th Polish Film Festival in America. The movie was also nominated to Maysles Brothers award at 38th Denver Film Festival 2015.

Innovative Visual Language

The author, Marek Tomasz Pawłowski, has already been called in the United States „The Polish visioner of documentary art.” The documentary introduces the „archicollage” style – innovative visual language.

The Touch of an Angel

The Touch of an Angel, press materials

Historical image presented in The Touch of an Angel documentary is the moving testimony of Polish Jew Henryk Schoenker, a son of the last leader of the Jewish Community in Oświęcim, who, as the only living witness, tells the extraordinary and unknown story of the Office for Jewish Immigration to Palestine, which was established in 1939. This Polish-German coproduction arouses strong emotions everywhere. It fights general stereotypes concerning Germans, Jews and Poles. It shows, what a tacit consent for the increasingly rampant evil is. The evil that is not resisted by countries and has to be resisted by ordinary people, who have to face tragic choices concerning the other human beings. This historical image acquired a dramatic topicality towards an exodus of the refugees in Europe.

Film co-financed by the Polish Film Institute

The movie is a coproduction of Polish Television and Westdeutscher Rundfunk with the support of Polish Film Institute, the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation and Media, currently Creative Europe. The leading producer of the movie is Małgorzata Walczak Zoyda Art Production.

Press release