THE GOOD CHANGE

POLISH TITLE: DOBRA ZMIANA

UPCOMING

In autumn 2015 Polish citizens elected their new government. The right wing Law & Order Party (PiS) won a vast majority of seats in both houses of parliament.  As the ruling party PiS is quickly implementing a national reform programme which it dubs ‘The Good Change’. However, there’s a group of people who contest the reforms, they view the actions of the government as undemocratic and dictatorial. Those who oppose PiS form the Committee for the Defence of Democracy (KOD), which aims to challenge the democratically elected government in the name of democracy.  Through close observation of PiS and KOD activists and exploring their aims and motivations we will show this central paradox. We will find families that are divided politically – where one side supports the government while the other sides with the opposition. Thus, we will attempt to explore and explain  the deep political and ideological divide which has arisen in Polish society.

The project is developed with the support of the Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA of the European Union.

GENRE:
documentary
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Konrad Szołajski
SCRIPT:
Konrad Szołajski
DOP:
Michał Ślusarczyk
PRODUCTION:
ZK Studio Sp. z o. o.

Konrad Szołajski »

born in 1956 in Warsaw. He earned his degree in Polish Philology from Warsaw University (1979) and in Film Directing from the Radio and Television Department of the Silesia University in Katowice (1985). He went to study at the National Film School in Beaconsfield on a British Council Scholarship. He has made a number of fiction films including Egg (1984), Man of… (1993), Operation GOAT (1999) as well as documentaries, which include She Kick-boxer (1997), Sex Teacher (1998), She – MP (2002), Alwernia (2004), Funeral People (2004), The Fat to Bed, the Slim to the Ball (2006) and Entrappers (2007).