Tuesday 18 June, 6.20pm
London SE1 8XT
dir. Wojtek Smarzowski
With Marcin Dorocinski, Agata Kulesza, Malwina Buss
Running time 90 min, 2011
This powerful, acclaimed film dramatises the value of human rights in a tragic tale of war from a little-known period of Polish history: the post-WW2 persecution of the Masurians, indigenous residents of the region that is now Poland. Screening as a complement to Refugee Week, it explores the universal condition of war which remains the main cause of refugees. It also marks a period of history that gave rise to the 1951 Convention relating to Refugee Status. With special guests and discussion.
There will be an introduction and a panel with the following speakers: Professor Anita Prazmowska, a lecturer at London School of Economics, Tim Finch - Chair, (Dir. Comms IPPR, Political Journalist), Roland Schillin (UNHCR, UK representative) and Mamoun Hassan (writer / filmmaker.)
For more information, please visit: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/rose