Polish films of the 1990s can hardly be called quality cinema. But they tell us a lot about the dreams, expectations and aspirations of the transition to liberal democracy.
Second-hand Europe: Ukrainian Immigrants in Poland
The PiS party itself is not decidedly anti-Ukrainian. However, fearing its most radical voters, they don’t want to appear enthusiastic towards Ukraine or Ukrainian workers, and the anti-Ukrainian fraction in the party is growing stronger.
Shutting the Door Behind Them
Why do more established immigrants hate new immigrants?
Calling For the Eastern International
The challenges facing the region are multiplying and Eastern Europe is increasingly polarised.
A Film That Divides Poles and Ukrainians
A contemporary Polish film and the controversy surrounding it highlight the painful nuances of Ukraine and Poland’s mutual past.
A Kidnapped East
Kaja Puto tries to understand how Western is the East, and how Eastern is the West.
Silly season à la polonaise
As Gombrowicz wrote: “The War,” I say. He says: “The War.” Say I: “The war.” He to this: “The War.” So I to him: “The War, the war.”