Maharajas Children

Interactive Other

Maharaja’s Children: A Brave Bunch in India

Directed by:

Tomasz Stankiewicz




1h 30m


Brave Bunch in India is an interactive documentary project for children and youth, which takes the viewer on a journey through the childhood of Wiesław Stypuła, one of the thousand Polish orphans rescued from the hell of WWII by an Indian Maharaja Jam Saheb Digvijaysinhji. This story brings hope that good will prevail over the darkness of war.

Director Bio:

Tomasz Stankiewicz Tomasz Stankiewicz (Director/DOP/Screenwriter) studied film directing at the Warsaw Film School.

Cinematographer and coeditor of Invisible. In 2015, he directed a hybrid documentary for children, A Brave Bunch: the Uprising through Children’s Eyes, aired by TVP ABC channel and used as a primary education tool in over 250 Polish schools and abroad.

The film was screened at numerous film festivals on four continents and won 9 international awards, including the Best Documentary Award at the 18th Olympia IFF in Greece, Best Documentary Short Award at Seoul Guro IFF in South Korea, Best Children Film Award in Jaipur FF, Best Documentary Award at Assam FF.

Maharajas Children