K.O.R. KOR by Grudzinska, Joanna
After World War 2, the communist PeopleÃ¢Â€Â™s Republic of Poland was formed, heavily influenced by the Soviet Union. In June 1976, Poland's Communist government of the PeopleÃ¢Â€Â™s Republic of Poland announced dramatic increases in food prices as a response to the failing economy. The resulting June 1976 Protests set in motion a resurgence in activism and opposition, resulting in the Workers Defense Committee (K.O.R.). The documentary traces how the links forged between workers and intellectuals were consolidated in the shipyards of Gdansk in 1980, with the founding of the Polish Trade Union Solidarnosc under the leadership of Lech Walesa. In 1989, the transition to a democratic political system started, abandoning the former Communist regime.