And Europe Will Be Stunned / Mary Koszmary (Nightmares), 2007

One channel video and sound installation, 11 min.

'Mary Koszmary' (Nightmares) is the first film in the trilogy and explores a complicated set of social and political relationships among Jews, Poles and other Europeans in the age of globalization. A young activist, played here by SÅ‚awomir Sierakowski (founder and chief editor of Krytyka Polityczna magazine), delivers a speech in the abandoned National stadium in Warsaw. He urges three million Jews to come back to Poland. Using the structure and sensibility of a World War II propaganda film, 'Mary Koszmary' addresses contemporary Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia in Poland, the longing for the Jewish past among liberal Polish intellectuals and the Zionist dream of return to Israel.

 

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