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As part of the activities organized to honor the “Week Against Racism”, the FSD invites you to join us for a screening and discussion of films in the “Migrant Narratives” Series:
Date: 23 March 2013 (Saturday)
Time:
16:00 – 17:30
Place:
ul. Marszałkowskiej 7 (the Offices of the Stowarzyszenia Wolnego Słowa)

 

The series “Migrant Narratives” comprises short documentary films that aim to give a platform for expression for people who have come to Poland from abroad. The term “migrant” in the title is not intended to refer to legal status, but rather to a way of being, a mentality, an experience, which is illustrated by the people in the films.

 

During the Saturday screening, which will be the culminating event for an urban scavenger hunt organized by the Association “One World” under the theme of „Secure Your Citizenship of Multicultural Warsaw!”, the FSD is organizing a screening of two films from our Series: „Fatima” and „Why am I Chocolate?”. The films we’ve chosen illustrate the complex cultural and national identity of children raised in multicultural households and the challenges faced by migrant children in the Polish educational system. The films also offer material for reflection about a developing multicultural society in Poland. After the screenigs, our trainer and coordinator of our educational programs, Agnieszka Kozakoszczak, will lead participants in a discussion.

Please let us know if you plan to join the screening and discussion by sending an e-mail to: biuro@ffrs.org.pl

You can read about all the films in the “Migrant Narratives” Series here. On Saturday, 23 March, we’ll be showing:

  • Fatima (2012): This film is the story of Fatima, a 16 year old young Chechen woman, who attends a Warsaw middle school. Fatima tells us about how she feels among her school mates, what she experiences as every day challenges, who her friends are, whether she feels somehow differently treated or perceived as an immigrant by others in the school.
  • Why am I Chocolate? (2010): Kasia is an artist, charismatic, sincere, always smiling. She is raising her two children who are of mixed descent: their father is a Nigerian citizen and Kasia is Polish. Her children do not know yet that there are people in Poland who will think that their physical appearance is curious, suspicious, even unacceptable. In the film, Kasia tells us about how she is creating the best possible conditions for raising happy and confident children who feel that the whole world is their home.

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The film screening is being organized as part of the “Week Against Racism“, organized by the Warsaw Chapter of the Association “One World”.