Green Border (Zielona granica) Sunday, August 18, 2024 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Along the treacherous forests (“green border”) between Belarus and Poland, refugees from the Middle East and Africa are lured by government propaganda promising easy passage to the European Union. Instead, they find themselves trapped in an escalating geopolitical standoff.

In this acclaimed drama, Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland captures the migrant crisis in stark black-and-white, from multiple perspectives: a Syrian family fleeing ISIS; young guards instructed to brutalize and reject the migrants; and activists who aid the refugees at great personal risk. Green Border won the Special Jury Prize at the 2023 Venice Film Festival.

Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris, The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation, and the Vaughn Foundation.

Generous funding is provided by The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Lois Chiles; Foundation for Independent Media Arts; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

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Green Border (Zielona granica)

Directed by Agnieszka Holland
(Poland/USA/France/Czech Republic/Belgium/Germany/Turkey, 2023, 147 minutes, in Polish, Arabic, English, and French with English subtitles)
Brown Auditorium Theater, digital

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