Marianna Bukowski is the director, producer and editor of Portrait of a Soldier. Marianna Bukowski works across both advertising and factual documentaries. She is an award-winning creative behind many notable promotion and brand campaigns for Channel4 and Sky. Her factual programme credits include Associate Producing Heroes of War: Poland, A WW2 Series made for History UK in 2013 and broadcast in 40+ countries worldwide.Portrait of a Soldier is her first independent documentary as director, producer and editor.
Making The Film
Director Marianna Bukowski first met Wanda Traczyk-Stawska in 2004, and in 2008 decided to make Wandas story into a documentary film. The idea was to build a story of the Warsaw Uprising through one individual perspective creating a personal narrative that would be of interest to audiences both familiar and unfamiliar with the Uprising. Filmed over several years, the different interviews with Wanda, have allowed for a personal documentary with a unique insight. The archive material was also meticulously sourced: the film contains a vast collection of photographs, of both soldiers and civilians - as well as rare footage filmed during the Warsaw Uprising.