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Co-sponsoring: Aftermath film screening
October 25, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The Center is happy to co-sponsor a film screening and discussion of Aftermath, a 2013 Polish drama inspired by a massacre of Polish Jews in the town of Jedwabne, German-occupied Poland, and event known today as the Jedwabne pogrom.
Oct 25, 7:00-9:00pm, Varsity Theater.
Hosted by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies
Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80’s, and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally return to his homeland. Franek discovers that Jozek has been ostracized from the community, and constantly receives various threats. As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue. The two brothers eventually uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown.
In Polish with English subtitles • DCP • 110″
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Karen Auerbach (UNC, History) and Jessie Barton Hronešová (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow).
Free and open to the public. Presented by the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, Carolina Jewish Center and the UNC Center for European Studies. For venue and parking info, please visit www.varsityonfranklin.com