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Refugees welcome in Gdansk

Refugees welcome in Gdansk

Knutte Wester's "Dawn in a City Without a Name" screening and discussion

October 15th 2015 17.00 Joseph Conrad-Korzeniowski Wojewódzka i Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna in Gdans

On the 15th of October we express our solidarity with refugees, in all cultural institutions. It is our input in “Refugees welcome”, an action where cultural institutions and non-governmental organizations arrange meetings promoting human solidarity and hospitality. We also stand against hate speech, prejudices, violence and aggression. You can read the cultural circles’ letter on the case along with a complete list of signatories here.

Let’s meet at the American Corner / in Wojewódzka and Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna In Gdansk at 5 P.M. to watch a short film and discuss it. The discussion will be inspired by the short (6 minutes) film by Swedish artist Knutte Wester’s “Dawn in a City Without a Name” (2013). It is composed of pieces of recordings made in a certain country after dictatorship fall, where a brutal transformation takes place. This year the film was shown at numerous festivals in Norway, France, Korea, Russia and Italy. It won the Tempo award for the best Swedish short film and an award for the best director during the film festival in Murmansk last year.

Discussion:

The meeting is co-organised by National Museum in Gdansk, Alternativa Foundation, Joseph Conrad-Korzeniowski Wojewódzka and Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna in Gdansk, Centrum Wsparcia Imigrantek i Imigrantów (Centre for Immigrants support) in Gdansk and Network of East-West Women NEWW.

Joseph Conrad-Korzeniowski Wojewódzka i Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna in Gdansk — American Corner Gdansk (entrance through the Main Library Building), Targ Rakowy 5/6, Gdansk-Śródmieście.

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