14th EDITION: 11-14 May 2017
Program

Screening of “Last Men in Aleppo” in the Polish parliament

“There is no way to avoid this comparison: these are pictures from the Warsaw Uprising,” writes Tadeusz Sobolewski about “Last Men in Aleppo.” The film screening will take place in the Polish parliament on Thursday 14th of September at 8 p.m.

After 5 years of war in Syria the remaining 350.000 citizens of Aleppo are preparing for a siege.

Through the volunteers from The White Helmets organization we experience daily life, death and struggle in the streets of Aleppo. They fight for sanity where war has become the norm.

“Last Men in Aleppo” (dir. Feras Fayyad) is the winner of the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Grand Prix in the Main Competition (the Bank Millennium Award). The jury’s justification was as follows: “The film allows you to show a deeper and more complex image of reality than hundreds of media news reports would.

The film, which has moved us the most, shows not only a great drama in a seemingly remote part of the world but, above all, people who choose heroic conduct over an escape from an overwhelming threat.

Their struggle to maintain their humanity makes us ask ourselves questions about the limits of sacrificing ourselves for others and engagement in conflicts which seem not to concern us”.

“Last Men in Aleppo” is also the winner of the Warsaw Documentary Award – granted by the audience of the 14th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival. The film has also received the Mayor of Gdynia Award and the Bydgoszcz ART/DOC Award at the 14th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival.

Feras Fayyad’s film has premiered in Polish movie theaters on the 30th of June. 1 PLN from each ticket is dedicated to the activities of the Polish Humanitarian Organization in Syria.

The best Asian film of the Rotterdam FF is now part of our program

“Children Are Not Afraid of Death, Children Are Afraid of Ghosts”, awarded at the 46th Rotterdam Film Festival, will have its Polish premiere at the 14th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival. The director Rong Guang Rong will attend the festival to meet with the Polish audience.

 
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