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Patriotic Lesson


Patriotic Lesson




CATALOGUE TEXT
Blood, sacrifice and the nation are evoked at a patriotic song competition in a Polish primary school; partisan girls march and proud parents whip out their cameras. A society on its way back into the past? Neutral black and white images reveal how a young generation is trained in nationalism while the adults practice childish immaturity. In keeping with the theory of the great writer Witold Grombrowicz, who said that the young are taught by the old and vice versa.

Lars Meyer



Golden Dove German Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film 2016;
Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award 2016
Credits
Original Title: Lekcja patriotyzmu
Country: Poland, Germany
Year: 2016
Language: Polish
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 21 min.
Format: DCP
Color: B&W
Director: Filip Jacobson
Producer: Ute Dilger
Cinematographer: Lukasz Ostalski, Filip Jacobson
Editor: Tomasz Polsakiewicz
Sound: Filip Jacobson
Script: Filip Jacobson
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