Kazik and the Kommander’s Car
Kazik and the Kommander’s Car is a documentary exploring the true story of a Polish boy scout’s daring escape from Auschwitz and the song it inspired. Kazik Piechowski escaped from Auschwitz in June 1942, disguised as an SS officer, and in the camp commandant’s car. The film documents the singer Katy Carr’s first meeting with Kazik in his hometown in Gdansk, Poland, where she presents him with her tribute song “Kommander’s Car” and hears his story in his own words.
Kazik and the Kommander’s Car has been selected for screening at events at The Imperial War Museum, The British Library, The Embassy of the Republic of Poland London, and Rich Mix Cinema, and as part of ‘The Escapologist Tour’ Arts Council England sponsored tour, which was nominated for the National Lottery Awards 2012. It has also screened at film festivals including Jersey Branchage Film Festival, London Short Film Festival, East End Film Festival, Kinoteca Polish Film Festival, Emigra Film Festival.