October 2017

Location

YARAT CENTRE

Bayil District (Near National Flag Square) Baku, Azerbaijan, AZ1003

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OPENING HOURS

Tue - Sun: 12 pm > 11 pm

Mon: Non-working day  

CONTACT

+99412 505 1414

E-MAIL

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FREESTYLE: CINEMA FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

16 Oct - 19 Oct 17

The Cinema for Social Change is an international film project that shows documentary films devoted to the social problems of contemporary societies. It is organized by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Culture.pl) in cooperation with YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Baku, IMAGINE Euro Tolerance Festival and DokuBaku International Documentary Film Festival.

This year edition is dedicated to the topic of the individual freedom, its limits and the ability to understand other people. It covers not only the most important and moving films created by various directors from different countries around the world, but also a series of discussions, Q&As and workshops. 

The curator of the whole project is the notable American film expert Professor Richard Peña, a figure well known in the film world as a professor at the department of Film Studies at Columbia University, the program director at the Film Society of the Lincoln Center, and a long-serving director of the New York Film Festival (1988-2012).


The Cinema for Social Change is coordinated by Culture.pl, a flagship brand of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, within the framework of a program, which is meant to initiate and develop cultural cooperation between Poland and other countries.

All events are free and open to the public!

Program:
16.10.2017
  • 14:00-17:00 – Workshop with Wojciech Staron
Wojciech Staron: Polish cinematographer and director. He is a Silver Bear winner at the 61st Berlinale for Artistic Contribution for cinematography to "El Premio” (The Prize), dir. P.Markovitch. His own debut "Siberian Lesson”(1998) was awarded at IDFA, Cinema du Reel, Krakow IFF. "Argentinian Lesson” won Cinema Eye Honor, DokLeipzig, Camerimage. Brothers (2015) won Critics Week in Locarno. Lecturer of National Film School in Lodz.
Find out more about director and his movies: http://culture.pl/en/work/brothers-wojciech-staron

Where: Landmark Building II, Nizami str.90A

Admission: free

  • 14:00-17:00 – About documentary fiction and fictional truth. Reflections upon the art of film making
Program: “As a film author I utilize various means of expression, but my purpose is always the same–to find, in every shot, the truth about the person being filmed. The films and the method I use to make them as well as their language prove that various genres become intertwined and that there are no methods “reserved” solely to work with one particular kind of cinema. During the workshop I will try to talk about my experience and considerations concerning creation documentaries.”
Where: Landmark
Admission: free
  • 18.00-19:45 – Screening of You Have No Idea How Much I Love You, 2016, dir. Pawel Lozinski, Poland, 80 min.
It is brave and wise documentary film showing the story about psychotherapy as a way to crush walls between people and defuse emotional traps. Hania, a woman in her twenties, and Ewa, her mother, go to see a psychotherapist to solve a problem. They have been unable to find common ground for years. They want therapy to break the deadlock in their communication. But is it the only reason why they decide to see the therapist?
Where: Landmark
Admission: free

  • 19.45-20.30 – Debate with Pawel Lozinski, movie director, Grzegorz Skorupski, Polish film expert and Imam Hasanov, DokuBaku director 
Where: Landmark
Admission: free

17.10.2017
  • 10:00-13:00 – Self-referenciality in the documentary
Program:  This workshop is on the representation of the techniques and methods of movie-making with the active participation of the audience. It will take a form of an open discussion revolving around the topic of the self-referenciality in the documentary.

Where: Landmark
Admission: free

  • 10:00-13:00 – Workshop with Pawel Lozinski: Self-referenciality in the documentary 
Paweł Lozinski: Polish director, cameraman and producer of documentary films. Author of more than 20 award-winning documentary films at international festivals. His films such as Birthplace, The way it is and the latest You Have No Idea How  Much I Love You are considered innovative as they venture into new thematic areas and explore uncharted spaces within the documentary film genre.
Where: Landmark
Admission: free

  • 14:00-17:00 – Workshop with Wojciech Staron: What is a creation documentary?
Program: Basing on my experience while creating I would like to address the following topics: what a documentary is to me, what is the film crew  for a documentary like, choice of the main character for a movie, work with the main character while shooting, structure of the film, formulating the message”

Where: YARAT Centre

Admission: free


  • 18:00-19:20 – Screening of Brothers, 2015, dir. Wojciech Staron, Poland, 68 min.
In 1994, Wojciech Staron (cinematographer and director) and his girlfriend Malgosia went to Kazakhstan. On this trip they met two brothers, Alfons and Mieczyslaw Kulakowski, Polish emigrants who were taken by the winds of history first to Siberia and then to Kazakhstan. The former was a painter, the latter, a cartographer who for decades travelled around the furthest corners of the Soviet Union. Ten years after their meeting with Staron, the Kulakowscy brothers returned to Poland. As repatriates they moved to a small village in the north of Poland. Alfons painted and Mieczyslaw accompanied him in his everyday duties. 
This documentary is a moving story about brotherly love and growing old. The film was honored at the 68th Film Festival in Locarno.
Where: Park Cinema, Flame Towers
Admission: free
  • 19.20-19.50 – Debate with Wojciech Staron, movie director and Malgorzata Staron, movie producer
Where: Park Cinema, Flame Towers

Admission: free

18.10.2017
  • 15:00-18:00 – Workshop with Pawel Lozinski: Character in the documentary
Program: This  workshop is on the representation of the techniques and methods of movie-making with the active participation of the audience. It will take a form of an open discussion revolving around the topic of the character in the documentary.

Where: Landmark

Admission: free


  • 19:00-20:15 – Screening of Beats of Freedom, 2010 

Beats of Freedom is a captivating story of the birth of Polish rock and of the young people, who through music, found their pieice of freedom. Through the eyes of Chris Salewicz, a British journalist of Polish heritage and a veteran of Rock-n-Roll, Beats of Freedom is a film about one of few aspects of everyday life that gave a bit of elbow room in an otherwise constrained society. Directed by Leszek Gnoiński and Wojciech Słota, and the first installment in the Guide to the Poles link opens page in new window series, it features interviews with Tomek Lipiński, frontman for the groups Tilt and Brygada Kryzys, manager and journalist Piotr Nagłowski, and photographer and historian Mirek Makowski. 

Where: YARAT Centre

Admission: free


19.10.2017
  • 18:00-19:00 – Screening of Wroblewski according to Wajda, 2015, Poland, 42 min.
In this documentary director recalls Wroblewski as a painter and as a friend. He speaks of a man who faced the challenges of his time and searched for his own place. Wróblewski, seen with Wajda’s eyes, is a genius, who had to wait for recognition for a long time, but who hadn’t recognized his genius himself. 
Their paths crossed right after the war, when they both studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Kraków and this meeting was crucial for Wajda as an artist and especially as a film director.
Where: YARAT Centre

Admission: free


  • 19:20-20:10 – Screening of Burning in the Sun, 2010, Cambria Matlow & Morgan Robinson, USA, 82 min.
Of mixed Italian and Malian ancestry, Daniele Dembéle always hoped that upon completing his university studies in Europe he could return to West Africa and get involved with efforts to better social and economic conditions. Yet exactly how? Dembéne came up with what might be called an ingenious if obvious project: to bring solar energy to the remotest parts of his native Mali. Without at first any real budget, he begins amassing broken bits from solar panels found at factories making them, and discovers that they are still perfectly usable; so with the help of some of the local inhabitants, he starts creating the means to electrify the village/ BURNING IN THE SUN is truly inspirational, showing not only the impact one individual can make, but also asking why it is that the poorest, most needy areas of Earth are often the last to benefit from the latest.
Where: YARAT Centre

Admission: free


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