How Poles Became White
How Poles Became White, dir. Tino Buchholz, 2020, 92 min, version PL, subtitles EN, Starring: Jacek Pawłowski, Roma Kwiatkiewicz, Kacper Pobłocki, Nidal Kalboneh
How Poles Became White takes up Kacper Pobłocki’s thought-provoking essay on class and race: tracing the roots of what it means to be somebody or nobody in Europe. Drifting East and West, the film tells the story of a generation, Jacek (28), Nidal (27) and Roma (27), who don’t rebel but embrace the conflicts of our time with melancholy & struggle. While Jacek and Roma reach out for social mobility in the Netherlands, Nidal leaves the Middle East to live a self-determined life in Poland. Struggling with identity and migration, all three face the question of who they are and where to belong.
This is my film on melancholy and endless struggles in history, where social and spatial movements impact the intensity of local conflict decisively.
Film How Poles Became White is presented in the frame of 30th conference of the International Network of Urban Research and Action (INURA).
Screening will be followed by discussion with director Tino Buchholz and main protagonist Kacper Pobłocki.
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