KQED documentary film from August 4th 1989, narrated by Don West, about the life and work of poet and 1980 Nobel Prize Winner for Literature Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004). Features scenes and archival footage of Milosz being interviewed, accepting his Nobel prize, reading his poetry onstage, writing at his Berkeley Hills home and visiting Gdansk in Poland. Also includes interviews with: writer Susan Sontag; Professor of Rhetoric Leonard Nathan; author Henryk Grynberg; poet Robert Hass; author Renata Gorczynski; former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski; poetry critic Helen Vendler and journalist Michael Kaufman. Actor Peter Donat and others are heard reading from the following Milosz poems: From the Rising of the Sun; A Poor Christian Looks at the Ghetto; Elegy for N. N.; Hope; My Faithful Mother Tongue and You Who Wronged. In the introduction, West refers to Milosz as: "A voice of hope in an age darkened by war, death and destruction. Milosz has resisted and opposed oppressive regimes for 50 years." This film was directed by Jan Nemec and co-produced/edited by Blair Gershkow, with music by Jan Hammer.
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