Patriotic Lesson

ZOOM IN Student Film Competition
Filip Jacobson
Germany, Poland
2016
21min
Polish

Welcome to a singing contest at a Polish primary school, where children are performing patriotic songs full of heroism, bravery, blood, and tears. Closely observing the performers and their audience, the tension between parents and teachers, and the deliberations of the jury, the film poses questions about the meaning of patriotism and the mechanisms of institutional indoctrination which are passed down from generation to generation.

Projections: 
11.15. Wednesday 20:45
Toldi
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
Q&A with filmmakers
11.16. Thursday 20:00
Művész
English Subtitles
Producer: 
Filip Jacobson
Editor: 
Tomasz Polsakiewicz
Camera: 
Łukasz Ostalski
Filip Jacobson
Sound: 
Ralf Schipke
Filip Jacobson
Music: 
Traditional patriotic songs
Distribution info: 
KHM
Awards: 
DOC Leipzig - Best German short documentary (2016)