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Holland wants “a Poland that does not have to welcome everyone under its roof.”  This does not rule out “humane treatment”

Holland wants “a Poland that does not have to welcome everyone under its roof.” This does not rule out “humane treatment”

Holland wants “a Poland that does not have to welcome everyone under its roof.”  This does not rule out “humane treatment”

Agnieszka Holland, in a conversation with Kuba Wojewódzki, referred to the humanitarian crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border. She said a sentence that may surprise opponents of the “Green Border”.

and her “” broke this year’s record in terms of cinema attendance during the opening weekend. In 2023, no Polish film could boast of such great interest. Unfortunately, the popularity of the work is also accompanied by a campaign against its creators. Long before the premiere, representatives of the Polish right-wing expressed scandalous opinions about the film.

Agnieszka Holland talked about “The Green Border” by Kuba Wojewódzki

Holland even took legal action over the comparison of “The Green Border” to propaganda films of the Third Reich. The District Court in Warsaw, after considering the director’s application, banned the Minister of Justice from speaking about the director and her work. Agnieszka Holland also declared that she had to provide herself with protection on the occasion of the premiere of the latest film.

She also talked about the famous production in Kuba Wojewódzki’s last program. The presenter asked her to address the most common objections to the narrative she used. In the comments of opponents of the “Green Border” there are often accusations of anti-Polishness and distortion of reality.

“I want a Poland that doesn’t have to welcome everyone under its roof”

“Let me be clear, because they accuse me of being anti-Polish and that it is an anti-Polish film. No. I love Poland and I don’t want Poland on this border,” the director declared. “I don’t want Polish soldiers or border services to be forced by their superiors or the authorities to break the law and use cruelty. I don’t want that,” she said.

The creator of the film about the ongoing humanitarian crisis also referred to Poles’ concerns about Poland being “flooded” with refugees. She emphasized that the film is not about encouraging people to exceed their own limits of hospitality, but about maintaining humanity in making difficult decisions. “I want a Poland that does not have to welcome everyone under its roof, but must treat everyone humanely and according to the law,” Holland confessed.

Source: Gazeta

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