Saturday, May 14 | 1:00 p.m. | Warszawa screening room
Sinéad O'Connor: A Woman, a Singer, an Adventurer, an Icon And a Symbol of Courage. A meeting with music journalist Bartek Chaciński following the screening of the film NOTHING COMPARES, dir. by Kathryn Ferguson
In Polish only
Partner: Sopot by the Book – Irish edition
“I’m really proud to introduce this next artist. Her name has become synonymous with courage and integrity”, said Kris Kristofferson before Sinéad O'Connor's performance at Madison Square Garden. For her uncompromising attitude, the courage to express unpopular opinions and her great musical talent Sinéad O'Connor was/is loved by some and hated by others. In the film, director Kathryn Fergusson portrays a woman repeatedly wronged, battling with her childhood demons, and at the same time an outstanding artist, a heroine of many Irish women fighting for their rights. This year, the theme of the eleventh edition of the Sopot by the Book Festival is Irish literature.
Bartek Chaciński – journalist at the Polityka weekly, writing about music, popular culture and language. A member of the Polish Language Council and a long-standing contributor to the Polish Radio. He runs the music blog Polifonia.
Joanna Cichocka-Gula – director of documentary films about art, an editor responsible for the production of the Teatr TV shows. She has served as the Head of the Cultural Editorial Office and Teatr TV. She has completed internships at Arte TV, other French-language TV stations, and BBC TV. From 2010 to 2019 she served as vice mayor of Sopot responsible for culture, education and social welfare. Since November 2019 she is the director of the Sopot-based cultural institution Goyki 3 Art Incubator.