Maciej J. Drygas

was born on 3 April 1956 in Lodz, Poland. Film and radio director, screenwriter, producer, a professor at the National Film School in Łódź. Graduate of the Department of Directing, Moscow (VGIK). He has won awards at numerous international festivals. Maciej J. Drygas’s films and radio documentaries have been broadcast by television and radio stations in Europe, Australia, Japan, Canada, Brazil, New Caledonia, South Africa.


Hear My Cry, 1991; State of Weightlessness, 1994; Voice Of Hope, 2002; A day in People’s Republic of Poland, 2005; Hear us all, 2008; Violated Letters, 2011; Abu Haraz, 2013.

One Day in People's Poland (16+)

Poland, France, 2005, b/w, 58 min.
Director: Maciej J. Drygas
Nothing special had happened on that day in the People’s Republic of Poland. The weather forecast predicted moderate clouds. Over 1600 citizens were born and about 600 died. A day like every day… Police reports, control protocols, complaints, letters from the army and to the prison and also to the newspaper or radio programme Fala 56, a poem by Father Twardowski taken off by censors; and all this under the date of 27 September 1962.


International Kracow Film Festival (Poland, 2006) – Silver Dragon For Best Documentary Film; Astra Film Festival (Romania, 2006) – TV Duna Prize; Taiwan International Documentary Festival (Taiwan, 2006) – Special Jury Mention; Worldfest Independent Film Festival Houston (USA, 2007) – Platinum Remi; Mumbai International Film Festival (India, 2008) – Silver Conch.