Candidate, documentary film, 1981
The first documentary created by the independent film makers, connected to the Television Agency "Solidarity" and later to the Video Studio Gdansk. "Candidate" was directed by Marian Terlecki. It follows the story of the first elections for the President of the "Solidarity" Trade Union during the I Congress of its delegates in Gdansk in 1981. The elections were an ersatz of democracy; a first occasion to freely make decisions, without an interference of the socialist authorities. The documentary shows backstage of the elections, differences inside the oppositions, tense atmosphere and the beginnings of careers of today's public figures. "Candidate" is a unique document of historical events.
- Video Studio Gdansk
- Tołłoczko-Suchańska, Barbara