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CONFERENCE: DOES THE DOCUMENTARY FILM SAVE MEMORY?

The conference, that is organized during the 4th edition of the ERA NEW HORIZONS Film Festival by the international association FUTURE OF THE MEDIA, was focussed on the documentaries which are trying to transmit the history.The filmmakers from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and other countries from European Union took part on the conference July 29 - 30 2005, Cieszyn, Poland.

The conference, that is organized during the 4th edition of the ERA NEW HORIZONS Film Festival by the international association FUTURE OF THE MEDIA, was focussed on the documentaries which are trying to transmit the history.The filmmakers from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and other countries from European Union took part on the conference July 29 - 30 2005, Cieszyn, Poland.

Organizer's quote:
The year 2005 is the time when we bring back to memory the important events which influenced the fate of Poland and countries from Central and Eastern Europe. It has been 65 years since the crime in Katyn took place, 60 years since Auschwitz lager has been liberated and the World War II came to the end. The trade union „Solidaruty” has emerged 25 years ago and there is 15 years since the Soviet Union disintegrated. Since a year countries from the Middle Europe have joined the European Union and Ukraine started its new age after the orange revolution. We all are deeply touched by the Pope's John Paul II death.

This year during conference we will discuss the documentary films which have registered those events and are trying to transmit the history. Do they save memory? The filmmakers and creators of culture from Poland, CzechRepublic, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and other countries from European Union will take part in the conference.

Organizers:
International Association „Future of Media”


co-organizers:
Institut of Documentary Film, Prague ( Hana Rezková )
Association New Horizons, Warsaw
Librecine, Budapest
Hungarian Society of Directors, Budapest
The Association of Polish Filmmakers
Arkana Studio

sponsors:
International Visegrad Fund,
 City of Cieszyn,
Region of Cieszyn
Voivodship of Silesia

„Does the Documentary Film Save Memory?”
Program of the conference:

29 July 2005, Friday:
13.00 – accreditation, snack
14.00 – 18.00  
Appearance of key -speakers from Czech, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine etc. Topic: Does the Documentary Film Save Memory?  

14.00 – 15.30           key-notes
15.30 – 16.00           coffee break
16.00 – 18.00           key-notes
19.00                         screenings
directly after screenings: discussion 
  24:00                    special screening

30  July 2005, Saturday
10.00 – 13.00           panel discussion:
The role of documentary film to save memory and to transmit the history in East Central Europe.
13.00 – 14.30           lunch
14.30 – 18.30           study tour
19.00                         screenings
directly after screenings: discussion
24:00                         special screening

Contact: e-mail: mspm@mspm.info
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Art of Document 2005
review of the documentary films in the Middle of Europe
during the 5th Film Festival ERA NEW HORIZONS
Cieszyn, 21st - 31st July 2005

The year 2005 is the time when we bring back to memory the important events which influenced the fate of Poland and countries from Central and Eastern Europe. It has been 65 years since the crime in Katyn took place, 60 years since Auschwitz lager has been liberated and the World War II came to the end. The trade union „Solidarity” has emerged 25 years ago and there is 15 years since the Soviet Union disintegrated. Since a year countries from the Middle Europe have joined the European Union and Ukraine started its new age after the orange revolution. We all are deeply touched by the Pope's John Paul II death.

This year during conference we will discuss about the documentary films which have registered those events and are trying to transmit the histiry. Do they save memory? The filmmakers and creators of culture from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and other countries from European Union will take part in the conference.

1.
Screenings in Silesian Castle of Art and Business July 22nd - 31st at 7pm

Wyrok na miasto, A Sentence for the Town,
dir.: Janusz Chodnikiewicz, time: 20',
country of origin: Poland, year of production: 1968,
screening's day: 22.07.2005

Recks - wegierski gulag 1950-1953 (cz. I), Recks 1950 - 1953 (part I), Recks - The Hungarian Gulag 1950-1953 (I),
dir.: Livia Gyarmathy, Geza Boszormenyi, time: 60',
country of origin: Hungary, year of production: 1988,
screening's day: 22.07.2005

Dziedzictwo Jedwabnego, The Legacy of Jedwabne,
dir.: Slawomir Grunberg, time: 72',
country of origin: USA, year of production: 2004,
screening's day: 23.07.2005

Miejsce urodzenia, Birthplace,
dir.: Pawel ozinski, time: 54',
country of origin: Poland, year of production: 1992,
screening's day: 23.07.2005

Papierowe glowy, Papierove hlavy, Paper Heads,
dir.: Dusan Hanak, time: 96',
country of origin: Slovakia, year of production: 1995,
screening's day: 23.07.2005, 1pm, Pod Brunatnym Jeleniem (special screening)

Dwa oltarze, dwie pielgrzymki. Polacy 87'/ 99', Two Altars, Two Pilgrimages. Poles 87’/99’,
dir.: Ewa Pytka,, time: 55',
country of origin: Poland, year of production: 1999,
screening's day: 24.07.2005

Dziennikarz, The Journalist,
dir.: Wieslawa Gopcik, time: 22',
country of origin: Poland, year of production: 1990,
screening's day: 25.07.2005

Polska 85 -xxx prawdzie, Poland 85' - to Live in Truth,
dir.: Marcel Loziski, Jean - Yves Potel, time: 65',
country of origin: Poland, year of production: 1985,
screening's day: 25.07.2005

Na bagnach, Na bolotah, On the Swamps,
dir.: Maksym Surkov, time: 24',
country of origin: Ukraine, year of production: 2003,
screening's day: 26.07.2005

Obrazy starego swiata, Obrazy stareho sveta, Pictures of an Old World,,
dir.: Dusan Hanak, time: 65',
country of origin: Slovakia, year of production: 1972,
screening's day: 26.07.2005

Powstanie zwyklych ludzi, The Ordinary People Uprising,
dir.: Pawel Kedzierski, time: 56',
country of origin: Poland, year of production: 2004,
screening's day: 27.07.2005

Slodkie stulecie, Sladke stoleti, The Sweet Century,
dir.: Helena Trestikova, time: 58',
country of origin: Czech Republic, year of production: 1998,
screening's day: 27.07.2005

Kochaj blizniego swego..., Miluj blizneho svojho..., Love Thy Neighbour...,
dir.: Dusan Hudec, time: 84',
country of origin: Slovakia, year of production: 2004,
screening's day: 28.07.2005

O babci, O babicce, On Grandma,
dir.: Michaela Pavlatova , time: 27',
country of origin: Czech Republic, year of production: 2000,
screening's day: 29.07.2005

Zwyczajny Prezydent, Obiknavennyj president, An Ordinary President,
dir.: Yury Khashchavatski, time: 54',
country of origin: Byelorussia, year of production: 1996,
screening's day: 29.07.2005

Wybor Ukrainy, Ukrainski wybir, Ukrainian Choice,
dir.: Ruslan Goncharov, time: 55',
country of origin: Ukraine, year of production: 2005,
screening's day: 30.07.2005

Uslyszcie moj krzyk, Hear my Cry, dir.: Maciej J. Drygas, time: 47',
country of origin: Poland, year of production: 1990
screening's day: 30.07.2005

Krasnoludki jak  na Ukraine, Dwarfs go to Ukraine,
dir.: Miroslaw Dembinski, time: 82',
country of origin: Poland, year of production: 2005,
screening's day: 29, 30.07.2005, 12 pm, Pod Brunatnym Jeleniem (special screenings)

2.
Special screenings in Central theatre

Czeski Sen, Cesky Sen, Czech Dream,
dir.: Filip Remunda, Vit Klusak, time: 88',
country of origin: Czech Republic, year of production: 2004
screening's day: 22.07.2005, 4:15pm
30.07.2005, 1pm

3.
Review of Karel Vachek's films, screenings in the Pod Brunatnym Jeleniem theatre from 28 to 31.07.2005 at 10 am

Nowy Hyperion, albo wolno, rowno, braterstwo, Novy Hyperion aneb volnost, rovnost, bratrstvi, New Hyperion or Freedom, Equality, Fraternity,
dir.: Karel Vachek, time: 207',
country of origin: Czech Republic, year of production: 1992,
screening's day: 28.07.2005

Co robi? Podro z Pragi do Czeskiego Krumlova albo jak stworzylem nowy rzad, Co delat? Cesta z Prahy do českeho Krumlova aneb Jak jsem sestavoval novou vladu, What Is to Be Done? A Journey From Prague to Cesky Krumlov or How I Formed a New Government,
dir.: Karel Vachek, time: 216',
country of origin: Czech Republic, year of production: 1996,
screening's day: 29.07.2005

Bohemia docta albo labirynt dusz i raj serc (Boska komedia), Bohemia docta aneb labirynt sveta a lusthauz srdce (Božska komedie), Bohemia Docta or the Labyrinth of the Soul and the Paradise of the Heart (A Divine Comedy),
dir.: Karel Vachek, time: 254',
country of origin: Czech Republic, year of production: 2000,
screening's day: 30.07.2005

Kto bedzie strzegl stroča? Dalibor albo klucz do chaty wuja Toma, Kdo bude hlidat hlidace Dalibor aneb Klic chaloupce strycka Toma, Who will Guard the Guard? Dalibor or The Key to Uncle Tom’s Cabin,
dir.: Karel Vachek, time: 220',
country of origin: Czech Republic, year of production: 2002,
screening's day: 31.07.2005

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