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Ida

Film screening and Round-table discussion

Event Information

7th February, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Birkbeck University of London, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HX. Room B36, Torrington Square main entrance
Dr François Guesnet, University College London and Dr Małgorzata Pakier, POLIN, Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw

This award-winning film is a moving and intimate drama about a young novice nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers from her only living relative that she is Jewish. So begins a quest to discover who she really is and where she belongs. The intersection of Ida’s personal story and momentous historic events makes this a powerful and affecting film which explores the place of the Holocaust, memory and forgetting in postwar communist Poland.

The film will be followed by a round-table discussion between Dr François Guesnet, University College London and Dr Małgorzata Pakier, POLIN, Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw. Questions and answers and an open discussion will follow.

Format of the screening:

  • 3.00-4.25pm  film screening
  • 4.25-4.45pm break
  • 4.45-5.45pm discussion 

You are welcome to join us for the whole event or just the discussion.

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