A hundred photos in which the same young woman poses in a white summer dress or bathing suit. She sits in a tree or looks out over the lake, sometimes smiling at the boy behind the camera. She seems carefree, even though her small Polish town is in the hands of German occupiers.
Together with these photos, radio producer Katharina Smets inherited an unresolved story about her grandmother dating back to the summer of 1941. If she wants to understand the whole story, she will have to hurry, because her grandmother’s recollections are becoming increasingly hazy. Was one of the photographers a German? Was he sent to the guillotine? Was there some link with the resistance?
Photographer/video artist Ingrid Leonard and sound artist Inne Eysermans (Amatorski) travelled with Smets to the places where the photos were taken. In Fotograf, they weave this personal story into new documentary material from the Poland of today.
Part of 10x10, in collaboration with Vooruit.