Joanna Helander has been invited to show her photographic works at the upcoming Biennale in Opole, opening September 12. A series of films she made together with Bo Persson will be screened during the Biennale. The films include “Eight Day Theatre”, “Returning”, “If She from Poland was Here” and “Waltz with Milosz”.
“Watching the Moon at Night” is an intellectually informative, visually compelling, emotionally moving and highly disturbing exploration of the phenomena of terrorism in our time. By exploring its roots, listening to its victims and showing its consequences “Watching the Moon at Night” sheds important new light on the scourge of our time. The film remained with me long after the screen went dark, remained with me and touched the darkness and the rage of our age”.
Dr. Michael Berenbaum. Los Angeles
First Project Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. President and CEO of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, and subsequently (and currently) Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute. Los Angeles
”Watching the Moon at Night” by Bo Persson & Joanna Helander is an illuminating and poetic film which deserves a wide audience.”
Robert S. Wistrich, Professor of European and Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the head of Vidal Sassoon International Centre for the study of Anti-Semitism
“A very strong film about the history of anti-Semitism, the motives behind terrorism and the impossibility of having rational discussions with political and religious fanatics.”
Georg Klein, Writer and Professor of Medicine, Member of the Swedish Nobel Committee
Our new 90 minute film “Watching the Moon at Night” – on terrorism and antisemitism – will have its first international screenings this year. More information soon.
We are pleased to announce that Bo Persson has recieved the Medal of Gratitude from the European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk.
“Denna hedersutmärkelse är ett symboliskt tack för ert personliga mod och den hjälp ni bistått den demokratiska oppositionen i Polen med, för solidaritet med Solidaritet/Solidarnosc under de svåraste av tider.”
Basil Kersi, Direktör för Europeiskt Solidaritetscentrum
We are pleased to announce that Bo Persson has been awarded the “Gloria Artis” medal from the Minister of Culture in Poland.
The Institute for the study of Totalitarian regimes in Czech Republic has awarded Joanna Helander the commemorative medal for her “significant role in the fight for the restoration of freedom and democracy during the eras of non-freedom.”
The conferral ceremony will take place on November 14 at the Mayor´s residence in Prague.
The new short film “Ryszard Krynicki x 70” by Joanna Helander & Bo Persson will be screened at the Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCAK, in Kraków on June 26 and at the International Jewish Cultural Centre, Judaica, Meiselsa street 17 in Kraków on June 27.
“Waltz with Milosz” has been invited to be screened on May 18 & May 19 at the International Milosz Festival 2013 in Kraków
The University of Poznan has made a film about the poet Stanislaw Baranczak. The film includes a great number of photos of Stanislaw Baranczak made by Joanna Helander.
After the screening Mr Adam Halacinski, Polish Ambassador, will deliver the Freedom and Solidarity medal to Joanna Helander which she was awarded by the Polish president for her contributions in the democratisation of Poland.
The event is co-sponsored by the Nobel Museum together with the Polish Institute and Polish Embassy in Stockholm.