17 Days Video Series


Day 16 | Joanna Raczynska
May 11, 2008, 8:45 am
Filed under: 17 Days (vol.2)

In 1989, after fifty years of occupation, Poland held its first free post-WWII elections and ushered in a democratic republic system of government. Good Faith Effort asks young Poles in the capital of Warsaw to remember that pivotal moment.


Good Faith Effort, 2006 – 12:00 mins
Produced and edited by Joanna Raczynska, Original music by Will Redman

Support for this project comes from CEC Artslink and the Experimental Television Center’s Finishing Funds, a program supported by the Electronic Media and Film Program at the New York State Council on the Arts.

Joanna Raczynska earned her masters degree in documentary production from the University of London. She is a member of the video collective Termite TV and a founding member of the programming collective Stateless Cinema. Her short videos have shown internationally and across the US. Screening history includes: Festival of Women’s Film & Media Arts, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, September 2007 – The Takoma Park Film Festival, Takoma Park, MD, October 2007 Videopolis – The Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD, May 2008

Joanna Raczynska – Baltimore Maryland

http://jraczynska.com

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The influence of democracy on other cultures is almost uneasy in a way. The conversation between the interviewees is for me, finding a method to explain the exciting new jubilance of their political standing. The imagery of the graffiti with statements of F the USA was contrasting the ideas finding democracy yet using it at the same time. Overall I find the quest for the best method of decision making a extremely interesting topic because it opens up so many viewpoints. The artistic way of capturing this event left me intrigued and wanting to hear more people!!

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