|author||Jan Maćkow, Danuta Maćkow|
|format||16mm, 11'59, B&W|
|tags||pain, ideology, town, portrait, longing, propaganda, romance, despair, celebration, common|
An allegoric narrative about Polishness, and the romance of martyrdom often attached to it. The sacred space of a church is established, full of symbols of Polishness and spirituality. The corruption of this sacred space is depicted through the autonomous motion of objects: a purse full of coins suggests that Poland has been sold to foreign countries; struggle is symbolized by swords, helmets, shields, and flaming torches; and a more general decline is conveyed through the symbolism of food and alcohol.