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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • CULTURAL COOPERATION

  • 22 February 2017

    The director and the main protagonist participated in the screening discussing the the movie with the audience.

    The Danish premiere of the documentary film “Bogdan’s Journey” directed by Michał Jaskulski and Lawrence Loewinger was the highlight of the Jewish Film Festival on Sunday, 19 February 2017. The film’s main protagonist is Bogdan Białek, a man who dedicated almost 20 years of his life to bringing back the memory of the tragic events of the Kielce pogrom of July 1946, thereby contributing to reconciliation and the Polish – Jewish dialogue. His history is also the history of the city of Kielce successfully struggling with its “common amnesia” and bringing back the past to its rightful place in history. The filmmakers met with survivors of the pogrom, whose private documents as well as personal accounts are being shared with the viewers. The film not only reconstructs the tragic events of 1946, furthermore it constitutes an appeal for an open debate about the past.

     

    Both Michał Jaskulski and Bogdan Białek not only participated in the screening, but also met with the audience to discuss their perceptions and emotions surrounding the movie. The discussion focused on the envisaged distribution of the movie as well as the need for education focused on intercultural and inter-religion dialogue.

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