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.
Screenings & Events
Sat, Oct 21 @ 11:45am CDT
at Siskel Center, Screen 1
Sun, Oct 22 @ 7:00pm CDT
at AMC NEWCITY, Screen 5
- 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