Rozkład jazdy WATCH DOCS - środa, 7 grudnia


  • 18:15 Happy Worker — or how the work was sabotaged

Stressed and burned-out? Join the club! Join us for a film story about the absurdities of contemporary work culture shows the lack of decision-making power, an unintelligible structure, endless meetings, bureaucracy and continuous ASAPs, as the elements of our daily work, were described decades ago. However, it wasn’t in a management guide, but a World War II-era Allied instruction for saboteurs. How did phenomena objectively considered harmful take root in our offices for good? And what does the corporate obsession with efficiency lead to? A film about the loneliness of the modern employee and a system to which we, without hesitation, devote everything that is important, without getting anything in return.


  • 18:00 Sustainable fashion. Is it possible to dress the world responsibly? Discussion after the screening of the film Fashion Reimagined

The price for universal access to cheap and fashionable clothes is paid today by workers in slave factories in South Asia - and by the environment. However, figures of the fashion world are increasingly involved in information campaigns propagating human and animal rights as well as environmental protection.  

These declarations are followed by concrete attempts to redefine the principles of local and international fashion. Local brands focusing on ethical production and distribution of apparel are becoming increasingly available. 

At the same time, however, the practice of greenwashing is developing, often by large clothing companies. Is it possible to change the whole world of fashion? And how do you distinguish between real and superficial change?  

The discussion will be hosted by Zuzanna Krzątała, Sustainability Manager at Vogue Polska and host of the Call to Action podcast. 

Discussion participants: 

  • Monika Surowiec, founder of Warsaw Saints, designer and circular fashion educator
  • Ewelina Antonowicz CEO of Fashion Revolution Poland, co-founder of the Sustainable Fashion Institute
  • Aleksandra Jatczak-Repeć, PhD, lecturer at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, fashion and art historian 
  • 20:30 „Nostalgia for the Light” Patricio Guzmán - The Atacama Desert, with its perfectly clear skies and zero humidity, is a paradise for astronomers and archaeologists. The former, looking for the truth about the origins of the universe, seek the oldest light here, while the latter look for well-preserved pre-Columbian drawings, as well as ancient remains of animals and people. However, the Atacama also holds traces of a much closer past – ruins of a Pinochet-era concentration camp, and the bodies of its victims. Awarded the European Film Award for the best documentary film and recognized as one of the most outstanding works of Latin American documentary filmmaking, "Nostalgia for the Light" is a real treat for lovers of cinema, astronomy, archaeology, history and poetry. 
  • 21:00 „The Hamlet Syndrome” Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosołowski - To be or not to be in Ukraine. A portrait of a generation for whom war has become an everyday reality. "The Hamlet Syndrome" depicts a generation of young Ukrainians scarred by wartime. The starting point here are the preparations for a theatrical performance loosely based on Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. The film is a moving portrait of a generation attempting to face the trauma of the war and the painful past, which - after Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine - has now become both their present and their future. 

Co w czwartek?

18:00 KINOTEKA - Heroes and collaborators. How are the Czechs dealing with historical memory? Discussion after the screening of the film "Reconstruction of Occupation" with the film's director and Piotr M. Majewski.

Seemingly, the Czech and Polish versions of history must be different. But wasn't the experience of two neighboring nations, marked by long periods of foreign domination, significantly similar? 

Jan Šikl's film about Prague Spring 1968, similar to Piotr M. Majewski's famous books about Munich 1938 and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, portrays a short patriotic and dignified uprising, followed by a long era of dealing with an unpleasant reality.