COMPETITION SCREENING 9
Raisa - dir. Dorota Migas-Mazur, Poland 2020, 20’
The story of a young woman from Chechnya, Raisa, who has fled with her children to Poland to escape her difficult past. By taking the decision to leave, she breaks away from the traditional system there - only in this way can she show her objection to the oppressive rules in her home country and the harm she has suffered. She shares her life story with her Polish language teacher in this film about female strength, determination and the struggle for dignity and independence.