How poles become white
How Poles Became White takes up Kacper Pobłocki’s thought-provoking essay on class and race: tracing the roots of what it means to be somebody or nobody in Europe. Drifting East and West, the film tells the story of a generation, Jacek (28), Nidal (27) and Roma (27), who don’t rebel but embrace the conflicts of our time with melancholy & struggle. While Jacek and Roma reach out for social mobility in the Netherlands, Nidal leaves the Middle East to live a self-determined life in Poland. Struggling with identity and migration, all three face the question of who they are and where to belong.
This is my film on melancholy and endless struggles in history, where social and spatial movements impact the intensity of local conflict decisively.
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