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‘This is the cradle of our beloved music. We need to verify our skills there’, said Michał Urbaniak to Polish jazz vocalist Urszula Dudziak to convince her to go and conquer the US with him. The film is a recording of the fascinating and tumultuous journey reported from off-screen by the artist herself, who was a remarkable story teller. The materials used include archival footage from the 1960s communist Poland, New York of the 1970s and the 1980s as well as the music itself. Listening to scat singing, we discover Dudziak as a woman, immigrant and, above all, an extraordinary artist working with the greatest jazz musicians.

directed by
Agnieszka Iwańska, portret reżysera
Agnieszka Iwańska

Journalist, co-author and host of radio and television programs on TVP2, CANAL+, TV4, RMF FM, Polsat News, Radio WaWa, Radio Station. Lecturer, legal counselor, commentator. Graduate of the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration. She completed a documentary course at the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. She hosted the TV cultural magazine "Sztukateria", "Jazda kulturalna" and "Rozmowy niepolityczne". She is the author of the monodrama "Life is not a sin" based on Urszula Dudziak's autobiography. Since 2005 she has been a member of the District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw. The film "Ula" is her directorial debut.

Urszula Dudziak, Michał Urbaniak, Jakub Kowalczyk
Agnieszka Iwańska
Urszula Dudziak, Michał Urbaniak
Anna Rok, Sławomir Pietrzyk, Paweł Drzyzga
Paweł Deliś
Michal Szymanowicz (Agencja Reklamowa Koma 2 Michał Szymanowicz), Ireneusz Niewolski (Telewizja Polska)
Kadr z filmu Ula