WATCH DOCS NOMINATIONS AT 59. KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL

May 26 marked the beginning of the most important Polish documentary event and our longstanding partner – Krakow Film Festival. Like in previous years, we are nominating films from the program of the KFF to be presented in the competition section of the 19th WATCH DOCS.

This year, we have chosen two documentaries: “The Border Fence” by Nikolaus Geyrhalter and “Of Animals and Men” by Łukasz Czajka. First one, by the acclaimed Austrian director, depicts Italian – Austrian border area during the European refugee crisis in 2016. Polish film “Of Animals and Men” is an extraordinary tale of courage and great passion of Antonina and Jan Żabiński. Before WWII, they ran the Warsaw zoo which, during the war, gave shelter to few hundred Jews.

 

cover photo:“The Border Fence”