Film: Man of Iron (directed by Andrzej Waidja)


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Man of Iron follows the labor strike in Gdansk in August 1980 that led to the formation of the Solidarity trade union. Produced quickly at the request of the workers to help support their strike using their own archival footage, the film features, future Nobel Prize Winner and Polish President Lech Wałęsa as himself, and masterfully captures the passion, tragedy and anxiety of the times. Free for ND Students.