Scene from the film Patriotic Lesson
Scene from the film Patriotic Lesson

Patriotic Lesson

  • Poland
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Documentary from municipal patriotic song contest for children from primary schools in Poland. Film by presenting performances and the audience, tension between parents and teachers, and finally jury deliberations raise the questions about what is patriotic for the young generation.


  • Original title
    Lekcja patriotyzmu
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Filip Jacobson, Łukasz Ostalski
  • Editing
    Tomasz Polsakiewicz
  • Duration
    20 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Festivals
    • One World Romania, Romania, 2017 (screening)
    • Eastern Neighbours Film Festival, The Netherlands, 2018 (screening)
    • 47th Visions du Reel, Switzerland, 2016 (competition)
    • 56th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2016 (competition)
    • Bello Horizonte, Brazil, 2016 (competition)
    • Szczecin European Film Award, Poland, 2016 (competition)
    • DOK Leipzig, Germany, 2016 (competition)
    • KFFK Cologne, Germany, 2016 (competition)
    • Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Bunter Hund München, Germany, 2017 (competition)
    • 23rd International Short Film Week Regensburg, Germany, 2017 (competition)
    • 14th Neisse Film Festival, Germany, 2017 (competition)
    • DocuTIFF, Albania, 2017 (competition)
  • Awards
    • Doc Leipzig, Germany 2016 - GOLDEN DOVE AWARD
    • Flensburg Filmwoche Germany 2017 - BEST NON-FICTION FILM
    • Szczecin European Film Festival, Poland 2016 - JURY AWARD is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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