Monday at the festival


Monday at the festival features two discussions: the “Activists Speak,” workshop during which invited guests will debunk myths about social activism, as well as “Unheard of Tales” in connection with the screening of the in competition film “The Dybbuk. A Tale of Wandering Souls.”

Are heroic gestures or smart daily choices needed to change the world? Does an activist have to be a superhero? Are Facebook likes and Twitter hearts adequate symbols of social engagement in the 21st century?

The “Activists Speak” discussion panel features: Robert Cyglicki, Program Director Greenpeace Polska, Zofia Jaworowska, President of the Refugees Welcome Association, Dobrosława Gogłoza, President of the Open Cages Association and Krzysztof Izdebski, Expert at Sieć Obywatelska - Watchdog Polska Association.

The " Unheard of Tales" panel discussion will involve: Gennady Kofman, film producer, Krzysztof Kopczyński, film director, Prof. Joanna Tokarska-Bakir of the University of Warsaw and Piotr Tyma, head of the Ukrainian Association in Poland and member of the Human Rights Committee of the world Ukrainian Congress. Jolanta Steciuk will be the debate moderator.

Monday will also feature Q&A’s with filmmakers. After the screening of "Something Better to Come" there will be a meeting with the director, Hanna Polak, who is also a WATCH DOCS juror this year. The Q&A session will also feature the director of "Leaving Africa," while Jim Finn, the master of pastiche, will talk about his film "The Juche Idea." Today you can also see the only screening of the in competition film "Jackson Heights."

See you at the movies!