Monday, May 16 | 5:30 p.m. | Warszawa screening room
Climate and Indigenous Peoples. A meeting with Patryk Strzałkowski, a journalist specialising in environmental and migration issues, following the screening of the film THE TERRITORY, dir. Alex Pritz
In Polish only
Partner: Department of Ethnography of the National Museum in Gdańsk – the founder of the ETNOMATOGRAF Award for the best film on ethnography and anthropology
The Territory is a thrilling documentary, winner of two awards at the Sundance Film Festival. The film takes us to the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, where for three years the director accompanied the Uru-eu-wau-wau tribe in their fight for land and survival. In the 1980s there lived thousands of them; today less than 200 remain. Aware of their heavy dependence on the environment, indigenous peoples are fighting an unequal battle for their territories. They are activists conscious of the consequences of resource exploitation as well as the impact of construction, mining or large-scale agriculture on the climate. Many of them, especially in Central and South America, are dying, defending their (and indirectly also our) existence. Are they alone in this fight?
Patryk Strzałkowski – journalist at Gazeta.pl, head of the climate and environment portal Zielona.gazeta.pl. He writes about the climate crisis, and its impact on people, societies and human rights. He also focuses on the topics of migration and refugees. The author of reportages from Iraq, Lebanon, and Jordan, among others. A graduate of the Polish School of Reportage.
Krystyna Weiher-Sitkiewicz – cultural event organiser, meeting moderator, anthropologist, film educator and exhibition curator. Museum adjunct at the Ethnographic Department of the National Museum in Gdańsk.