Wojtek – The Bear That Went to War
As the war progressed Wojtek became more than a mascot to his friends – he was a child, someone to take care of when their own families had been torn apart. He was also a source of enormous pride – as one Polish veteran said ‘ We had very little – but we had a bear’. And he gave valuable hope and reassurance to his homeless Polish friends during a time of madness, fear and hostility.
The film will tell the untold story of the Poles during the 2nd World War through the extraordinary life of Wojtek The Soldier Bear – whose life parallels so many of their struggles. Through understanding the life and death of this unique creature we discover new meanings to the terms immigrant, patriot, and human being.