Date: 22.10, Sunday, 18.30

Place: DKF "Politechnika", Wyb. Wyspiańskiego 27, bud.A1 s.329

Our Garden of Eden ( dir. Mano Khalil / Switzerland / 2010 / 97’/ documentary)

It turns out that a micro-scale multicultural utopia is not a dream – it actually exists on the outskirts of Bern, Switzerland. Almost 150 allotments are inhabited by representatives of twenty different nations. They create a closed community, with its own structures and laws, consisting of individuals looking for an escape from the big-city life in the bosom of nature. The director not only documents this peculiar social organism, but also depicts the intriguing portraits of the individuals constituting it.

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Ecopolis China (dir. Anna-Karin Grönroos / Finland / 2013 / 59’ / documentary)

Eero Paloheimo is a Finnish professor who postulates the need to change the model of city organisation to a more environmentally-friendly one. Despite huge motivation and devotion, his plan of building a green city in Europe has turned out to be impossible. An opportunity to make the utopian dream come true appeared in China, where businessman Zhang Yue is planning to build a self-sufficient tower-city, which shares similar ideological principles.

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