This feature is a story woven from the lives of two people: Abraham, the son of a tailor from Łódź, and Kasia Michalak, who’s also from Łódź and whose grandfather was a tailor. How do you present Abraham Tuszyński without pigeon-holing his story as yet another tragic Holocaust narrative – particularly since the programme-maker wanted to avoid making a strictly historical feature? Where and how to find excitement, tension, heat and feelings in material that is by nature informational, objective, cold and factual? Despite posing a huge risk, the collision of the two stories, or realities, creates a new perspective, a heightened quality. This is the approach Kasia employed to construct the story of Abraham Tuszyński in the feature entitled "Golden Boy".
The assistance of Simon Elmes in translating from French to this English version of the review is gratefully acknowledged.
1. TRANSCRIPT in ENGLISH/POLISH and AUDIO LINK is in WORD DOC BELOW.
2. ORIGINAL REVIEW in POLISH is in WORD DOC BELOW
Transcript (English and Polish) and audio links Golden Boy
POLISH version Sekudewicz ZĹOTY CHĹOPAK .docx (61 kB)
Recommended CitationSekudewicz, Anna, Golden Boy - ZĹOTY CHĹOPAK: A Review, RadioDoc Review, 2(1), 2015.