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2nd HumanDOC International Film Festival "Global development in cinema"

The project was implemented between 1 June and 31 December 2011 in Warsaw and 16 other cities around Poland (Kraków, Andrychów, Ciechanów, Częstochowa, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Łódź, Przemyśl, Konin, Słupsk, Tarnowskie Góry, Toruń, Rzeszów, Białystok, Świecie, Lublin).

The aim of the project was to broaden awareness of the Polish society about development in the world, global developmental interdependences, and the Millennium Development Goals.

The main component of the project was 6-day film festival in Warsaw, related to the problems of global development. As part of the festival, 64 free of charge screenings of documentaries tackling developmental issues were organised, as well as screenings of 19 social video campaigns. In cooperation with the Institute of International Relations of the University of Warsaw, the coordinator organised 3 discussion panels about migration, the Eastern Partnership, and development of Afghanistan. In total, 6,429 people participated in the festival activities.

Another element of the festival was 4 morning screenings for students of secondary schools, organised as part of the Global Education Week. During the screenings, 7 films were shown to an audience of 245 students and 20 teachers. There were also film workshops with Andrzej Fidyk (2 hours), about making films abroad, and a role of film in shaping opinions and culture. 160 people took part in the workshops.

10 films shown during the festival were also available on-line free of charge (on the internet platform iplex.pl). In total, 18,376 people watched the documentaries on-line. Three films were adapted to the needs of the visually impaired, and 1 – to the needs of the deaf.

The festival documentaries were also shown during screenings in 16 cities around Poland, and gathered a total of 2,211 people.

The festival was accompanied by a literary contest for the most interesting article about global development, co-organised with the Institute of International Relations of the University of Warsaw. Out of 40 submitted works, 3 have been awarded, and one given a distinction.

The project received a funding from the MFA in the amount of 200,000 PLN.