The Youth Perspective – Documentary competition
27.10.2023 / 12:00
PL: MATKA / POLKA
Director: Joanna Suchomska
Producer: Joanna Suchomska
MATKA / POLKA [MOTHER / POLE] is a meditation on what it means to be a woman in today’s Polish society. As a collection of stories – all verbatim – from waiting rooms, gynaecology chairs, abortion clinics, and bedrooms, the documentary bears witness to everyday acts of patriarchy and systemic violence. Adopting a poetic visual language, MATKA / POLKA breaks the taboo around the experiences, emotions and identity of Polish women who have faced the country’s strict reproductive policy and social prejudices to make decisions about their own life and body.
Breaks the taboo around the experiences, emotions and identity of Polish women…