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Film: “A Place to Stand”

U.S. premiere of “A Place to Stand” with guest appearance of the filmmaker Anna Ferens

Filmmaker Anna Ferens is coming to Chicago at the invitation of the Polish Consulate General in Chicago.

A Place to Stand (2013)

Directed by Anna Ferens

Running time: 58 min
Language: English

The film documents the fight against the communism in the 1980s from the perspective of the East and the West and the involvement of the European Parliament in the defense of human rights in the countries of the Soviet bloc.

Based on unpublished archival materials and interviews with members of the European Parliament, the film features interviews with democracy activists throughout the Eastern Bloc.

A Place to Stand” comes to Chicago for its U.S. premiere to mark 25 years since the first partially-free elections in Poland on June 4, 1989 started the domino effect for Central and Eastern European nations, eventually leading to the integration of the divided Europe.

The European premiere of “A Place to Stand” was held at the European Parliament in January 2014 with special attendance of, among others, former Presidents of the European Parliament Professor Jerzy Buzek and HansGert Pöttering.


The screenings are part of this year’s celebrations marking 25 years since the rebirth of Polish democracy and 10 years since Poland’s EU accession.

 The screenings with guest appearance of Anna Ferens will be held on:

–          March 16 at 1:00 PM during the EU Film Festival in Chicago, March 16 (Sunday) at 1:00 PM at Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (164 N. State Street | Chicago, IL 60601) (Tickets: www.siskelfilmcenter.org or call 312-846-2800)

 –          March 27 at 6:00 PM at Goethe Institute Chicago, 150 N Michigan Ave #200, Chicago, IL 60601 (Free admission, http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/chi/ver/en12272988v.htm)

 The Polish Consulate General in Chicago: www.chicago.mfa.gov.pl

Facebook: Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago

Twitter: @PLinChicago

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