I Love Poland

Director: Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz, Joanna Sławińska

written & directed by Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz, Joanna Sławińska cinematography Andrzej Adamczak, Rafał Paradowski, Maciej Kaliński editing by Grażyna Gradoń sound Robert Brudziński, Maciej Kaliński, Tadeusz Łaszczewski sound mixing Michał Dominowski production manager Krystyna Świeca produced by Film Studio Largo, Szwedzka 74/4, 30-315 Krakow, phone +48 122694163, e-mail largo@kr.onet.pl; TVN (television) co-financing Polish Film Institute producer Agnieszka Traczewska
colour, 55′
Poland 2008

 

The manifesto of the far-right All-Polish Youth organisation states: ‘We don’t come from nowhere. All of us are members of a greater community. The nation. We are the Poles, which sounds trivial to some people, but for us it is the fundamental truth. The foundation of our identity.’ Members of this organization fight against feminists, gays and lesbians. Their intolerance goes hand in hand with the proudly declared attachment to Catholic values. The film tries to find answers to two questions: Who are these people? What is the origin of their fundamentalism?

 

Award:

  • goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, Wiesbaden 2009 – Award for Best Documentary Film