Thursday, 28.09., 9:00 p.m., kinoeins
Saturday, 30.09., 10:15 p.m., kommkino
PATRIOTIC LESSON tells the story of a Polish primary school singing contest, in which children perform patriotic songs, full of heroism, bravery, blood, sweat and tears. Through a clear presentation of the performers and the audience, and the tension that builds up between parents and teachers and finally during the jury’s deliberations, it opens up questions around the meaning of patriotism and its institutional reaffirmation to the next generation.
PATRIOTIC LESSON won the Golden Dove for Best German Short Documentary at DoK Leipzig 2016.
Filip Jacobsen is a documentary film director. He studied film and directing at the Lodz University and the Gdynia Film School in Poland. He then continued his education at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany. Filip Jacobsen is involved in several social documentary projects where he is searching for new forms of expression in internet based projects and quasi-documentary forms. He also organized film workshops for children and young people in Turkey, Romania and Poland. His first short film Walk was awarded the Student Jury Price at Krakow Film Festival in 2012. Recently he finished shooting his feature debut in Cuba.