Feature documentary

I kiss you, Juozas

Original language: Lithuanian

I kiss you, Juozas

"I'm from my land - not a step!" This is my choice", said Juozas Vitkus-Kazimieraitis, the main hero of the film, to his brother when he had the opportunity to move to the USA for a more comfortable life.

The highest-ranking officer of the Lithuanian army, lieutenant colonel, who retired to the forest in 1945 to fight for the freedom of Lithuania. There were no more such officers. He mobilized and led thousands of men to resist the Soviet terror in Southern Lithuania. He wrote all the documents of the partisan struggle based on the statutes and military principles of the Lithuanian army. They were led by the partisans and Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas for more than a decade, until 1956.

<font style="vertical-align: inherit;"></font> Recommended for students from 5-12 grades.

Areas of education: history, ethics, psychology, civic education, general competences.
Topics for conversation after the movie: History of Lithuania, Second Soviet occupation, Partisan war.

Director: Agnė Zalanskaitė
Year: 2023
Country: Lietuva
Runtime: 60 min
Rating: N-7
Starring: Dainius Kazlauskas, Darius Petkevičius, Gabija Siurbytė, Robertas Lenartavičiu, Janina Matekonytė
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