Films & videos
Jan has been making films and videos for years:-
Jan is working on a new film showing the very different fates that befell people deported from Poland to the Soviet Union during 1939 - 46. He would be very pleased to hear from those, including especially Polish Jews, who lost relatives in Katyń, who escaped to the West with the new Polish army created under General Anders, who fought all the way to Berlin under General Berling, who remained in exile and/or who returned to Poland after the War.
Uncles and others (2014)
On one country estate they hid a Jewish Senator, whereas on another a wedding party was massacred by the SS. Jan's mother's sister was killed in the Warsaw Rising of 1944. After the War one uncle left Poland and worked at Radio Free Europe in Paris trying to broadcast the truth into communist Poland. Another stayed in Poland and ended up working closely with government figures such as General Jaruzelski. Jan talks to other people about the dramatic years 1945 - 1951 and 1981-2. Uncles and Others.
Demonstration at London Embassy, 19 Dec 2015
Chopin Statue unveiling ceremony, 18 May 2011
Chopin Concert, 18 May 2011
Maison Rancèsamy guest house, France, 2009
Polish School in Putney, London (2011)
Short documentary about life and students at the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Polish Saturday School in Putney Wimbledon. To watch on Youtube click here.
40 minute drama about a girl who was arrested and threatened with death if she did not give away her colleagues in the Resistance who had fought the German occupiers for years. London Première 5th February 2012.
To watch on Youtube click here.
Thicker than Water (2011)
Short student film about an adopted girl who as a young adult visits a village to find her biological mother.
Ledóchowski Family Exhibition (2008)
Over 50 family members from around the world attend an Exhibition organised by the Warsaw City History Museum.
Dominik Horodyński (2007)
The husband of Jan's cousin tells how his entire family was killed by the Germans in 1943 and how he adapted to life under the communist regime after the War.
CA Yachting Rally in Turkey (2007)
Generous friends host Jan and his wife Joanna on a Cruising Assocation sailing rally in Turkey.
Jan visits the German concentration camp where his grandfather General Ignacy died. He learns that the V1 and V2 rockets which bombarded England were made there.
Warsaw Debutantes' Ball (2006)
A beautiful evening in the Royal Palace in Warsaw.
St. Ursula (1989)
Jan joins the pilgrimage carrying the remains of his great aunt St. Ursula from Rome to Pniewy in Poland.
In 2012 Jan
a First Class
in Film Making
by Kingston University,