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Polish films at the "Behind the Iron Curtain" Festival


From November 4th to 26th, "Behind the Iron Curtain" festival, organized by Studio Bolin and the Memorial Foundation of 228, took place in Taipei.

Polish films at the "Behind the Iron Curtain" Festival

The Polish Office in Taipei financially supported the festival and engaged in its promotion. Three Polish films were showcased during the festival: "Katyn" directed by Andrzej Wajda, "Blind Chance" directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski, and "Witchcraft or Ghosts" directed by Adrienne Nowak.

Following each screening, discussions were held with experts who provided audiences with insight into the historical context and the main themes addressed in the films. After the screening of "Katyn," Shi Fusheng, an assistant professor at the Department of Sociology at Soochow University, led a discussion titled "Examining Scars - Poland's Path to Transitional Justice." Then, after the showing of "Blind Chance," experts Chen Jiahong, a professor at the Taiwan History Institute at National Taiwan Normal University, and Wei-Yun Lin-Górecka, a researcher on Poland, translator, and writer specializing in relations between Poland and Taiwan, participated in a panel discussion titled "The Dilemma of Choice - A Look at Post-War Youth in Poland and Taiwan."

The screenings of Polish films garnered significant interest from the audience and individuals associated with universities and human rights organizations, who also took part in the event.

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