The Cinema Museum, London

Screening of Polyland (2017) plus Q&A with directors Dasa Raimanova and Zofia Brom

Fri 22 Jun 2018 @ 19:30 · Events

Polyland posterPolyland (2017) is a documentary film directed by Dasa Raimanova and Zofia Brom.

Polyland gives a voice to three strong female characters from different minorities in Poland and explores the nuances of how it feels to be black, Muslim or LGBTQ+ in the most homogenous country in an ever more right-leaning Europe. Polyland‘s three women were all born in Poland and currently are citizens of Wroclaw, the biggest city in Western Poland. Ania, Miriam and Elmelda seek to be seen, not as “the other”, but as a part of Polish society.

Their efforts involve creating self-help groups, organizing protests and appearances on local TV and… Everything appears to be going towards the right direction, the women believe that a liberal society is within reach until the dramatic shift in Polish politics in 2015 shatters their hopes and confidence.

Their wish for belonging reflects many other stories across the world and seems increasingly difficult to achieve in the current political climate of Brexit, Donald Trump and the upsurge of right-wing movements across Europe.

See the film’s website for more details.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with co-directors Dasa Raimanova and Zofia Brom.

Doors open at 18.30, for a 19.30 start.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.

Polish film with English subtitles which may be suitable for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Summer Season 2018 ticketing applies.

Advance tickets may be purchased from Billetto, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.