The – REFUGEE – Film Collection

Maciej Piatek (Poland) – Love in the age of the EU / United Kingdom /2014, 2,25
This film is based on a festival poem “Love in the Age of the EU” by Björn Kuhligk commissioned by Zebra Film Festival 2014. We, Europeans have tendency to cut ourselves off from the rest of the world, the EU is almost like a green island in the ocean of poverty. Sometimes our prosperity makes us blind even though we’re going through financial crisis, economy is only a part of the problem.

The biggest challenge for the EU is to face the crisis of values, the same values which founded the EU such as: “..respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities … “.

Maciej Piątek
is a Polish Video Artist based in the UK. For the last 6 years he has been involved in many video art projects, including producing various short films, video poetry films and collaborating with many experimental music acts. He has recently received significant recognition of its work with the international video poetry network.

Maciej Piatek is a graduate of Wroclaw University, Poland, completing a MA in political marketing. In 2011-12 Maciej was also a columnist and co-editor of Polish culture website netkultura.pl where he wrote about social inequality in the modern world & the Middle East politics