This movie has been produced by the Polish Home Association’s Historical Video and Oral History Project in 2017 & 2018.
Based on dozens of interviews and a wealth of historical materials it shows the rich history of the Polish community through different eras and the role PHA and the Polish Home played as the anchor of Polish life in Seattle and the Washington state. It covers over 100 years of history of the Polish community of Seattle and Washington State and different challenges it faced through the decades and changes brought in by different waves of immigrants after WWII, from war refugees, through Boeing employees, Solidarity activist to high tech professionals. It includes unique footage of Friends of Solidarity TV series aired on the Seattle public access channels in 1982-83. It also shows different achievements and initiatives that transformed the Polish Home from an ethnic fraternity into a vibrant cultural center presenting Polish culture and traditions to the general public of Seattle and the Pacific NW through its festivals and events.
This film has been supported by the Seattle Polish Foundation, the 4Culture Foundation and the Polonia Fund of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.
- Director: Michał Pietrzyk and Ryszard Kott
- Director of Cinematography: Jason Fierst
- Additional Cinematography: Lee Christofferson, Luke Sieczek, Darius Escander, Nils Cowan & Howard Shack
- Writer & Editor: Nils Cowan
- Executive Producer: Ryszard Kott