Anna Maria Mydlarska

Documentary Film Maker, Manager, Department of Film Documentation, European Solidarity Centre



Archives, Documentary Filmmaking, and Solidarity Trade Union


Anna Mydlarska is a filmmaker, archivist, translator, and academic teacher. From the beginning of the 1980s she cooperated with “Solidarity”: she was Lech Wales’s interpreter during the interviews with foreign journalists. She was also the worker of the National Commission of Solidarity and Solidarity’s Bulletin in Gdansk, where she regularly translated foreign press articles. Apart from that, she translated illegal foreign literature for the underground publications. She is the head of the Department of Film Documentation in European Solidarity Centre (ECS) in Gdansk.

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