Tuesday at Watch Docs

A debate about the environment, the first screening of "Returning to Reims" and the final viewing of "Trenches" - join us on Tuesday at WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film.

This evening after the screening of the film "70/30" (Kinoteka, 6:00 p.m.) we will talk about the European Green Deal and contemporary Poland.

During the "There are no rights on a dead planet" discussion, starting around 7.45 p.m. after the screening, we'll talk about whether the response to the environmental crisis is formulated in the language of human rights and whether we are dealing with the convergence of the global ecological and human rights movements. Journalist Edwin Bendyk will host the meeting.

Also today, come see the first cinema screening of "Returning to Reims" (Kinoteka, 6:00 p.m.) and enjoy a Q&A with the laureate of the Marek Nowicki Prize, director Jean-Gabriel Périot. "Returning to Reims" is a brilliant history of the evolution of the political sympathies of the French working class, compiled from archives, news and film excerpts. As the director of the WATCH DOCS festival and president of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Maciej Nowicki, writes, "This time, Jean-Gabriel Périot uses not only found footage, but also 'found text,' i.e., a memoir by Didier Eribon which has also been adapted for theater. This very personal family sociology allows Eribon and Périot to paint a moving portrait of the French working class, intimate and political at the same time.”

Director Loup Bureau will meet the audience for a Q&A about his film "Trenches", which premiered at the Venice Film Festival (Muranów Cinema 6:00 p.m.). "The film is aesthetically tasteful, but also a shockingly naturalistic image of the war in the Donbas. Loup Bureau's directorial debut reveals the depressing daily life on the front lines. The protagonists are young Ukrainian soldiers waging a positional battle with separatists somewhere in the Donbas. Long, hypnotic black and white shots wander through the endless maze of trenches, reminiscent of World War I, writes the festival's programming director, Konrad Wirkowski.

We look forward to seeing you at the meetings and remind you that film screenings take place at Kinoteka and Muranów cinemas as well as online on the MOJEeKINO.PL platform. You may purchase single tickets for screenings and multi-screening passes.

See you at the movies!


The debate “There are no rights on a dead planet. The European Green Deal and human rights." was prepared as part of the watchdocstogether.eu project, which is supported by the European Union under the European Parliament's communications grant programme.

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