As its title indicates, the new promotional video of the University of Wrocław in Poland, illustrates the fact that, “Knowledge is everywhere-Reach for it,” by showcasing a compelling reel of the many variations and interpretations of knowledge. In the video, the courses that the university offers, from law to physics through to musicology and mathematics, are depicted through creative interpretations of past and present. These cross-examinations all share a single key element: that science and its many functions are the core discipline that will aid in our understanding of the entire world.
Executive produced by Marcin Fajfruk and Andrzej Ostrowski and co-written by the two together with director, Przemek Chojnacki, this intriguing video features many prominent scientists from Wrocław in its cast. They include philologist, Professor Jan Miodek; historians, Professor Przemysław Wiszewski and Professor Jerzy Maroń; mathematician, Professor Zbigniew Palmowski; astronomer, Professor Paweł Rudawy; and musicologist, Agnieszka Drożdżewska, Ph.D, who act out the various double-taking skits alongside actors from Wrocław and the Festung Breslau reconstruction team members.
The compelling skits also include a mathematician encountering a nebula of algorithms inside an old baroque building; a group of Rococo-era partiers facing off with a modern-era DJ; and a mid-20th century investigator who uses a cell-phone in order to help solve his case. Do any of these scripts make sense in the natural? Perhaps not, but they do reveal the underlying truth behind humanity’s need and thirst for knowledge: that people never change, only our circumstances do and that each of us is responsible for the paths we take in life.
The video "Knowledge is everywhere – reach for it" features scientists from Wrocław: a philologist, Professor Jan Miodek, historians: Professor Przemysław Wiszewski and Professor Jerzy Maroń, mathematician, Professor Zbigniew Palmowski, astronomer, Professor Paweł Rudawy and musicologist, Agnieszka Drożdżewska, Ph.D. On the set they were accompanied by actors from Wrocław and members of the Festung Breslau reconstruction team.
executive producers: Marcin Fajfruk, Andrzej Ostrowski
screenplay: Marcin Fajfruk, Andrzej Ostrowski, Przemek Chojnacki
director/editing/colour grading: Przemek Chojnacki
DOP Tomasz Ziółkowski
lights: Aleksander Gajos
production manager: Ada Wojda
stage manager: Rafał Osiński
glidecam camera: Maciej Tomków
make-up: Jola Boska,
costumes: Anna Pawlik, Arek Ślesiński
set design, props: Magdalena Anioł
care stunt: Tomasz Lewandowski
reconstruction group: GRH Festung Breslau
music: Michał Paradowski aka Bonton
visual effects: Maciej Rynkiewicz