- Human Interest, Foreign Worlds, History, Social Issues, and Contemporary Issues
Scouts Forever will be a sixty-minute documentary about a group of scouts, all in their eighties and nineties, who as children participated in the resistance movement in Poland during World War II, and who have been getting together regularly for the last 70 years.
- Show treatment
The children belonging to Scout Group #22 grew up in the Grochow neighborhood of Warsaw in the 1930s. They went to the same schools, most attended the same church, and they all joined the scouts at approximately the same age. As scouts they did what most scouts do all over the world: learn camping skills, be loyal to each other, and love their country. In 1939, when Poland was invaded by Germany and later by the Soviet Union, Scout Group #22 joined the Polish resistance movement. They served as couriers, distributed pamphlets, created anti-invasion graffiti, and later took on high-risk combat operations. Some of them were arrested and sent to concentrations camps, others were killed. Seventy years later, the survivors of this group: fourteen men and six women maintain a strong bond of friendship. They get together regularly to carry on the mission of educating new generations of Polish children about the resistance movement and of honoring those who gave their life for a free Poland.
- in post-production
- Running time
- 60 and 90 minutes
- Dianela Urdaneta de Ratha ... Director,Producer, Writer
- Prod. Co.
- Arthavision LLC
- Years of Production
- Warsaw, Chicago
- Release year
- Polish and English
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