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THE FLASHPOINT

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An eerie snapshot of rising right-wing bigotry in Poland, this galvanizing documentary examines the symbolic meaning of rainbows and public art

THE FLASHPOINT
THE FLASHPOINT
THE FLASHPOINT
THE FLASHPOINT

Description

An eerie snapshot of rising right-wing bigotry in Poland, this galvanizing documentary centers the symbolic meaning of the rainbow while providing a thought-provoking analysis of the power we bestow upon certain emblems. Julita Wójcik was surprised to see how quickly her art installation — a rainbow arch made of flowers in one of Warsaw’s city squares — would be so quickly politicized and antagonized when it was publically burned down multiple times. Wojtek Jankowski’s riveting film follows Wójcik, her collaborators, and other Polish pro-gay voices, as they expose the homophobia in contemporary Eastern Europe that Poland's recently re-elected president, Andrzej Duda, embodies and incites. It also serves as a clear-eyed reminder that LGBTQ visibility and advocacy remain essential to the international conversation around human rights.

This film will be followed by a Q&A

Director

Wojtek Jankowski

Duration

84 minutes

Venue

Virtual

Genre

Documentary

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