2022 Assembly


News from RENATE Member, Sr. Gabriela Hasiura, Poland: EtnoKino Film Festival, Screening of “Called to Give Voice to the Voiceless”, July 17th, 2023.


From 10 to 19 July 2023 in Myślenice, Poland, the 1st Film Festival “EtnoKino” takes place. This event is the latest edition of the International Lesser Poland Meetings with Folklore. The event is organized in partnership with the Pro Futuris Foundation. The festival presents films on broadly understood ethnic topics, which refer to current and past ethnic conflicts. The films are adapted to different age groups of recipients.

On July 17, 2023, the film “Called to Give Voice to the Voiceless” was shown, which shows the activities of RENATE in the field of counteracting and fighting human trafficking.
The organizers emphasize that the support and enthusiasm of the participants made this unique event even more inspiring and meaningful. After the screening, there was a meeting with Ms. Anna Obyrtacz, a lay missionary. She shared her experiences from Africa and Montreal, emphasizing that everyone has the right to have their chance in life – to find themselves.

In the opinion of the organizers, the presence of festival viewers in the cinema was not only an expression of interest and curiosity, but also a manifestation of support for the topic that touched everyone. This commitment to listening to the stories and voices of those who were silenced was extremely important and had a profound impact on what they experienced on screen.

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