Saturday, May 14 | 5:30 p.m. | Warszawa screening room
State Secrets: Transparency And Limits. A debate following the screening of the film UNITED STATES VS. REALITY WINNER, dir. Sonia Kennebeck
In Polish only
Partner: Gdynia School of Banking
Reality Winner is a U.S. Air Force veteran who became a whistleblower in her 20s by leaking classified documents about Russian cyber-warfare attacks on the 2016 U.S. elections, which resulted in Donald Trump's victory. After revealing her discovery to the media, she was arrested and sentenced to prison for five years and three months. Was it right to do so? The film, focusing on current global issues, will provide an opportunity for a debate and answers to some difficult questions. What is state secrecy? Who has the right to surveil citizens and who is most effective in exposing violations of the law, embezzlement and fraud committed by those in power? Do we need individuals who share secrets they have uncovered in defiance of the law? Are these acts of courage or a detriment to the state?
Experts from the School of Banking with a special guest, Bartosz Frąckowiak – filmmaker, researcher of the social contexts of new technologies, co-curator of the first and the second edition (2/6 - 17/7/2022) of Biennale Warszawa, a programme of events and an international exhibition that explore the interweaving of technology, nature, politics, authoritarianism and the new economy.
Łukasz Murawski – social psychologist specialising in branding. He gives workshops and courses in both Polish and English. He teaches Psychology of Marketing and Advertising at the School of Banking. He works as an advisor for startups in business incubators. He also writes for the most important Polish marketing magazines.