Special Screening of GREEN BORDER by Agnieszka Holland
We are happy and honored to co-present the latest film by Agnieszka Holland – GREEN BORDER – with the Austin Film Society !
Monday, January 15 – starting at 5:30 pm
Virtual Q&A with the director follows the screening
6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX, 78752
Thank you Austin Film Society for collaborating with us. Please view this interesting and informative conversation with the acclaimed Polish film director Agnieszka Holland so engagingly and expertly conducted by Holly Herrick, Head of Film and Creative Media at AFS.
Big thank you to Erica McCarthy of Nowhere Productions for the recording and to Hiland Chamblee for editing.
This is one of these times when we must pay attention, hear, and see with our own eyes. GREEN BORDER is a wake-up call for all of us to open our minds and our hearts. What an opportunity to see it right here in Austin and have a chance to hear directly from the world-famous filmmaker, the incredible humanitarian and artist. “Few film directors have been as fearlessly confrontational with their historical gaze as Agnieszka Holland has across decades” said the Los Angeles Film Critics Association president when announcing the Career Achievement Award for Agnieszka Holland.
The film depicts a migration crisis that erupted in late 2021 at Europe’s gateway: the forested border between Poland, which is a member of the European Union, and Belarus, a dictatorship, which is not. It is the story of those entangled in the crisis: border guards, activists, and migrants, including a Syrian family trying to reach a relative in Sweden, and an Afghan woman looking to settle in Poland.
If you want to contribute to the humanitarian efforts at the border, please click on the button below.
At the time of this post, most information online is still in Polish, so here is the summary:
The organization EGALA is part of “Grupa Granica”. They say: “We focus on providing humanitarian, medical first-aid, legal, psychological, and material assistance to the people affected by the crisis at the border. We monitor for respect for human rights, inform the public about the situation on the border, educate about migration and refugee process. “