A Life is Never Wasted

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  • Description
  • Cast and crew
  • Duration: 54’
  • Genre: PEOPLE, RELIGION
  • Resolution: HD
  • Year: 2015

The documentary tells the story of two Polish missionaries murdered in Peru in 1991. The two Conventual Franciscans called Michał Tomaszek and Zbigniew Strzałkowski were in their early thirties when they were murdered. The authors of the film managed to show the intricacies of the missionary life, its ups and downs as well as the difficulties and dangers that missionaries had to face every day. The documentary was shot in Poland and in the Peruvian Andes. The story features sister Berta Hernandez who is the last remaining witness to the kidnapping of the two Franciscans, bishop Lius Bambaren who is a retired bishop who had invited the two men to work in Peru, Zbigniew Strzałkowski’s mother who did not want to talk about those dramatic events for many years as well as the inhabitants of Pariacoto village, which is the place where the two Franciscans used to work. 

  • Awards:
  • 2016 International Catholic Film Festival "Mirabile dictum" - The Silver Fish
  • 2016 Radom-Film Festival – Second Prize

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