Wojciech Staroń, photo: Krzysztof Kuczyk/Forum
This year’s edition of Cinema for Social Change will focus on individual freedoms. The Baku edition will present films from around the globe which depict these topics. The Cinema for Social Change project is curated by renowned film expert Richard Peña.
Cinema for Social Change is an international film project that presents documentary films devoted to the social problems of contemporary societies. It is organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, in cooperation with the YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Baku, IMAGINE Euro Tolerance Festival and DokuBaku International Documentary Film Festival.
This year’s edition is dedicated to the topic of the individual freedom, its limits and the ability to understand and respect the people around us. The Cinema for Social Change project will present the most important and moving films created by directors from around the world, as well as a series of discussions, Q&As, and workshops with Polish filmmakers Wojciech Staroń and Paweł Łoziński.
The project is curated by the notable American film expert Professor Richard Peña. Peña is a figure well known in the film world as a professor at the department of Film Studies at Columbia University, the program director at the Film Society of the Lincoln Center, and a long-serving director of the New York Film Festival (1988-2012).
The Cinema for Social Change is coordinated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute under its flagship brand Culture.pl, within the framework of the Open Poland programme which is meant to initiate and develop cultural cooperation between Poland and countries of the Eastern Partnership. Previous editions of the project have taken place in Armenia (2014), Moldova (2015), Georgia (2015) and Belarus (2016). In 2017 it will be organised in Azerbaijan and Ukraine.
Click here for the full programme of this year's edition of Cinema for Social Change.
Source: press materials, compiled by NR, Oct 2017
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