Still from Polyland
Still from Polyland
 

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Polyland

by Dáša Raimanova & Zofia Brom
Three women from minority groups in Poland critically explore what it’s like to be Black, Muslim or LGBTQ+ in the increasingly hostile environment of Europe.
2018  ·  1h11m  ·  Poland
English, Polish
English subs
About the Film

How does it feel to be black, LGBTQ+ or Muslim in Poland? POLYLAND gives a voice to three strong female characters from different minorities in Poland and explores the nuances of how it feels to be black, Muslim or LGBTQ+ in the most homogeneous country in an ever more right-leaning Europe. All three were born in Poland and currently are citizens of Wroclaw, the biggest city in Western Poland. Ania, Miriam and Elmelda seek to be seen, not as “the other”, but as a part of Polish society.

Their efforts involve creating self-help groups, organizing protests and appearances on local TV and… Everything appears to be going towards the right direction, the women believe that a liberal society is within reach until the recent, dramatic shift in Polish politics in 2015 shatters their hopes and confidence.

Their wish for belonging reflects many other stories across the world and seems more and more difficult to achieve in the current political climate of Brexit, Donald Trump and the upsurge of right-wing governments across Europe.

Upcoming Screenings

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Festivals and Awards
2018
Respect Belfast Human Rights Film Festival, Official Selection
2018
Sopot International Film Festival, Official Selection
2018
LGBT Film Festival Poland, Official Selection
2018
Festival Formula, Official Selection
Producer
Dáša Raimanova and Zofia Brom
Writer
Dáša Raimanova and Zofia Brom

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