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A man kneels next to a little girl while a soldier holds out his hands.

Green Border Zielona Granica

  Agnieszka Holland

  Poland, France, Czech Republic, Belgium     152 minutes

Synopsis

Urgent, clear-eyed, and helmed with incredible conviction, Green Border finds master filmmaker Agnieszka Holland training her camera on a real-life geopolitical crisis. Set on the border of Poland and Belarus, the film offers a glimpse into the lives of refugees fleeing to the European Union and the humanitarian activists working to help them reach safety.

When a family of Syrian asylum seekers is left stranded in the forest, a group of Belarusian border guards shepherds them into Poland. When they encounter the Polish military, they’re forced back over into Belarus. Julia, a psychologist who lives alone near the border, witnesses this cyclical, inhumane back-and-forth and joins up with a group of activists working to rectify the situation.

 Arabic, English, French, Polish with subtitles

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Film Credits

  •   Marcin Wierzchoslawski, Fred Bernstein, Agnieszka Holland
  •   Jalal Altawil, Maja Ostaszewska, Behi Djanati Atai. Mohamad Al Rashi, Dalia Naous, Tomasz Włosok
  •   Metro Films, Blick Productions, Marlene Film Production, Beluga Tree, Astute Films