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21 - 30/06/2019

    Meeting with Janina Ochojska

    Janina Ochojska is the founder and president of Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH), which for 26 years has been helping victims of wars, natural disasters and long-term poverty. What image of women emerges from Ochojska’s experience of armed conflicts? How do women resist war? In what way are they involved in combat? What role do they play in providing aid? How many work with PAH? How many take part in humanitarian convoys to war zones?

    FORUM 2019: A culture of war in a time of peace

    The Forum for discussions in Wolności Square is where we broadly talk about the main festival theme. This year, our focus is on the relationship between war and peace. Statistics show that we are living in the safest and least brutal period in history, but despite this, war is not an abstract or unreal concept at all. What form does war take in this most peaceful of ages? How do we define this state of war/peace? What will future wars be like?

    We invite you to meet writers, philosophers, political scientists and people who have participated in and witnessed contemporary warfare.

    The discussions are accompanied by staged readings of excerpts from a selection of books.