The monthly magazine "Dialog" (No. 1/1981) prints an essay written in autumn 1980 by Kieślowski, a few weeks after the creation of the Polish independent trade union movement "Solidarity", in which he formulated his new artistic program: "look broadly - see deeply".
In spring he begins filming the blockbuster film "Blind Chance" and TV movie "View from a Window" (ultimately titled "Short Work Day"). He realizes them simultaneously. Both are stopped by censorship.
During the uprising of "Solidarity" he participates in the works of Committee of Cinematographic Salvation.
He travels to Japan, where his documentaries are shown for the first time (for example in Yamagata).