Freedom of the Fence

Freedom on the Fence is a 40 minute documentary about the history of Polish posters and their significance to the social, political and cultural life of Poland. The film examines the period from WWII through the fall of Communism, and captures the paradox of how this unique art form flourished within a Communist regime.

The documentary contains interviews with older and younger generations of poster artists, examples of past and current poster work, historic and current film footage of where and how the poster is viewed, and commentaries from both American and Polish scholars and artists on the significance of the Polish poster as a cultural icon.

Freedom on the Fence has been screened at several film festivals and was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, as part of an exhibit of Polish posters.

If you’re interested in seeing the movie, you might want to know that Andrea Marks, the producer, is happy to present the film with a lecture at your venue.

2 Comments leave a comment below

  1. This is a really great, fascinating film. I know Andrea has poured a ton of time and effort into making it, and the result is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Andrea is an amazing creative person and her insight and care about design definitely are prevalent in this wonderful film.