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Polish museum debuts 3-D movie about World War II

July 28, 2010 | 11:15 am

Hollywood's current infatuation with 3-D has almost exclusively benefited science fiction, action and animated movies. But 3-D can also be used for historical films, as proved by a new initiative by a museum in Poland.

"City of Ruins," a new short documentary film, features 3-D aerial sequences that re-create the bombed-out views of Warsaw during World War II. The movie, which debuted this week at the Warsaw Uprising Museum, is directed by Tomek Baginski, who received an Oscar nomination in 2003 for his short animated film "The Cathedral."

According to various reports, the new movie, which will begin playing at the museum Aug. 1, was created by combining aerial shots of present-day Warsaw with historic photographs of the city between 1939 and 1945. The movie also documents the Polish resistance's uprising against Nazi invaders during 1944.

You can get a taste of the "City of Ruins" by watching the clip above.

-- David Ng

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