Non-Fiction Festival in Krakow in one week!

The best documentary authors will descend upon Krakow on 25-27 August. The second edition of the NON-FICTION Documentary Festival kicks off, this year themed around CHANGE.

The lineup of guests associated with literary reportage is impressive: Artur Domosławski, Justyna Kopińska, Paweł Smoleński, Katarzyna Kwiatkowska-Moskalewicz, Tomasz Grzywaczewski, Aleksandra Lipczak, Konrad Kruczkowski, Jolanta Krysowata, Paweł P. Reszka, Marek Łuszczyna, Mateusz Marczewski, Dionisios Sturis, and – as part of the #opartenafaktach cycle – Remigiusz Ryziński.

In the radio documentary section within the “NON-FICTION Masters” cycle, we will meet the doyen of Polish reportage, Andrzej Mularczyk. Writer, reporter, screenwriter and radio journalist. A treasure trove of reporting knowledge (born 1930). The author’s eventful life is in itself a never-ending change; the festival will be a unique opportunity to see Mr Mularczyk live in Krakow. Moreover, we will meet Jolanta Krysowata (radio documentary Osieroceni; Orphaned, and literary reportage piece Skrzydło Anioła; Angel’s Wing, both describing a secret centre for Korean War victims) and Katarzyna Michalak (Niebieski płaszczyk; The Blue Coat – an amazing story awarded with Prix Italia).

The festival will also feature Magdalena Chodownik and Marcin Zaborowski with their fine exhibition Never Again. The photographers have used double exposure (overlapping of two pictures) to present past events that made the world shout “Never again!” superposed on the ongoing events of the same nature that recur. A meeting and an exhibition (Bitwa o Mosul; The battle of Mosul) will also be held by Marcin Suder, author of photo-reportages from several dozen countries that have been published in major newspapers and magazines around the world.

Two discussions will inaugurate and close this year’s festival. The opening debate, Europe – 2017 and what next?, about the dynamic changes that are underway in European societies, will be held by Aleksandra Lipczak (Ludzie z Placu Słońca), Margot Sputo (Kto Gdzie project) and Dionisios Sturis (Nowe życie. Jak Polacy pomogli uchodźcom z Grecji). The closing discussion, Reportage. Time for change?, will address changes in the Polish and world art of reportage, featuring Artur Domosławski, Professor Kazimierz Wolny-Zmorzyński and Paweł Szwed (Wielka Litera publishing house).

The team of hosts who will conduct this year’s meetings, still in formation, is equally ambitious: Błażej Strzelczyk, Łukasz Orbitowski, Alina Czyżewska, Magdalena Kicińska, Agnieszka Dwernicka (Olszewska), Łukasz Wojtusik and Michał Olszewski. The latest news on the hosts and guests is on the festival’s profile and website.

This year’s edition of the festival will be held in several locations: centre in Dolnych Młynów Street, Pauza In Garden café and Kawiarnia Literacka.

Admission to the festival is free.



NON-FICTION Documentary Festival
25-27 August 2017
Dolne Młyny, Pauza In Garden, Kawiarnia Literacka

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