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6840PROMISED LAND, THE* (ZIEMIA OBIECANA)PROMISED LAND, THE* (ZIEMIA OBIECANA)1977color161 minvhs (Directed by Andrzej Wajda, based on the novel by Wladyslaw Reymont; with Daniel Olbrychski, Andrzej Sewerny, Wojciech Pszoniak, Anna Nehrebecka, Franciszek Pieczka, Bozena Dykiel, Andrzej Szalawski) Three industrialists representing different ethnic groups in Poland--a Pole, a German and a Jew--build a textile factory in Lodz at the turn of the century. They encounter problems with the overworked, underpaid workers. Vividly depicts a society on the edge of change. (Donated by the Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Center) (In Polish with English subtitles) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)