Warsaw: A City Divided

Date: June 28, 2019
Location: MOS, ul. Rajska 12
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Fifteen years ago, a young Polish-Canadian filmmaker Eric Bednarski obtained an amateur 8mm film, 10 minutes’ footage of the life inside the Warsaw Ghetto, under the German occupation of the city during World War II. This gem is the only existing footage of the Warsaw ghetto that was not shot for Nazi propaganda purposes. Inspired

WOMEN AND THE BODY : A DISCUSSION

Date: June 28, 2019
Location: Ogniwo
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FestivALT 2019 artists Stephania Freda Leigh (Their Breasts, My Breasts), Betty Q (Madame Q’s) and Zofia Noworól (What Does Kazimierz Dream About?) come together for a public discussion about their three FestivALT projects and their uniquely individual approaches to the investigation of the female body through art. Reservation Reserve your spot

Jews! Jews! Jews!

Date: June 28, 2019
Location: Dietla 29/1
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Jews! Jews! Jews! is a Berlin-based minori-tease cabaret that was started in 2018 by Jewish-American artists Lolita Va Voom and Nana Schewitz. In their quest to “re-Jew” Germany, these two cabaret artists book shows featuring exclusively Jewish and minority artists; the show celebrates Jewish holidays and traditions in new and old ways, while informing non-Jewish

Michał Zadara presents “Sprawiedliwość” (Justice)

Date: June 27, 2019
Location: Nowy Teatr
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Part theatrical production and part legal intervention, Justice is a unique performance that investigates the possibility of holding accountable the people responsible for the expulsion of Jews from Poland in 1968. For FestivALT 2019, internationally acclaimed director Michał Zadara is performing a one-man version of the piece. After the show, Zadara will stay for a

The Long Table: Images of Zionism in Contemporary Kraków

Date: June 24, 2019
Location: Ethnographic Museum of Krakow
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The Long Table is a situational dinner party, and conversation is what’s on the menu. A question is posed and all are invited to sit and discuss. For this inaugural FestivALT Long Table, we hold space for questions of Zion and Zionism. What is it to witness Zionism in Kraków today? Are you comfortable? Confused?

Amalia

Start date: June 21, 2019
End date: June 30, 2019
Location: Ogniwo
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A woman of many photographs and one great gesture. When Amalia Krieger and her brother Natan inherited Ignacy Krieger’s photography studio, they decided to keep signing photographs with their famous father’s name. He is still famous today thanks to Amalia’s decision—after she had become the only official owner of the atelier—to donate the family’s collection

A Face to the Story in the Newspaper, or a Selbstgespräch about Queer Polish Jews by a Queer Polish Jew (Who Lives in Berlin) at a Polish Jewish Festival in an Apartment in Kazimierz in June 2019

Date: June 25, 2019
Location: Dietla 29/1
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On Rosh Hashanah it is written, and on Yom Kippur it is sealed. How many shall pass on, how many shall come to be? On Erev Yom Kippur, a young woman talks with her great-grandmother about her Jewish family's past and future, about building a new queer family without betraying her history. She struggles between

Women On Women

Date: June 26, 2019
Location: Dietla 29/1
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Women on Women is an evening of sharp, often irreverent performances that question fixed understandings of Jewishness and gender, religion and sexuality, entirely through a female lens. This year’s edition features Warsaw-based painter Małgosia Malinowska, New Orleans-based burlesque artist, Angie Z, and Krakow-based furrier Marta Horowitz. The evening is hosted by the famous burlesque artist

Awkward Objects of Genocide

Date: June 22, 2019
Location: Galicja Jewish Museum
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For three years, Dr. Roma Sendyka, Dr. Erica Lehrer, curator Magdalena Zych, and photographer Wojciech Wilczyk have researched representations of the Holocaust in Polish folk art. Their work culminated in an exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum in Kraków, Terribly Close: Polish Vernacular Artists Face the Holocaust, which was on display from December 2018 to March

The Almost Black Book of Auschwitz/Monowitz

Start date: June 21, 2019
End date: June 30, 2019
Location: Trzecie Oko
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Opening Event: 17:00 on 26.06 Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau are the two most famous and most visited genocidal sites in the world, but they do not encompass the whole of the Auschwitz complex. Jason Francisco's photo-text-installation work examines a part of the Auschwitz story all but erased from public memory, through a deliberate misuse of the