Join Cinema Politica Concordia for the Canadian premiere of Polyland, a gripping film following three women from minority groups in Poland, as they critically explore what it’s like to be Black, Muslim or LGBTQ+ in the increasingly hostile environment of Europe. The screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with director Dasa Raimanova and one of the film’s main protagonists.
Admission is by donation ($5-10 suggested). The venue is wheelchair accessible. Childcare provided on site by the Montreal Childcare Collective (https://childcarecollective.wordpress.com/about/ )
Dasa Raimanova & Zofia Brom / Poland / 2018 / 71′ / Polish / S.T. English
How does it feel to be black, LGBTQ+ or Muslim in Poland? POLYLAND gives a voice to three strong female characters from different minorities and explores the nuances of how it feels to be who they are in the most homogeneous country in an ever more right-leaning Europe. Ania, Miriam and Elmelda seek to be seen, not as “the other”, but as a part of Polish society. Their wish for belonging reflects many other stories across the world and seems more and more difficult to achieve in the current upsurge of right-wing governments across Europe.