Director: Elzbieta Benkowska, Lukasz Ostalski, Michal Wawrzecki
Country of Origin: Poland
Available languages: PL, EN, NL, SV
NEW WORLD are three moving stories of three young people trying to find their place in a better world … in Poland. Żanna ran off with her child from Belarus, a land plunged into chaos, leaving her husband – a well-known oppositionist. Azzam worked for the Polish army in Afghanistan as a translator, due to which he was considered a traitor. Now he’s trying to cope with war trauma. Rejected by her family, Wiera had left Ukraine to begin a new life when suddenly her past started haunting.
THE STORIES BEHIND THE NUMBERS
In the headlines, migration is presented through numbers, figures and geopolitical considerations, while personal stories are forgotten. GLOBAL NOMADS curates 17 European films that give a face to the refugee crisis and focus on the stories behind the numbers. Thanks to this project, the films will be promoted to audiences worldwide and distributed on all major VOD platforms on 20 June 2017 – World Refugee Day.