Filmscreening and Discussion: By the River

Shelter City Utrecht & Peace Brigades International invite you to the film screening of ‘By the River‘, a love story, set against the backdrop of extreme right-wing protests, reminds us that queer love and politics are never too far apart. When Kinga falls for another woman, she sets off on a journey not only to soul-searching and self-reflection, but also to social-political awareness.

Following the screening, we will discuss more in-depth the greater context of human rights and freedom in Poland. Marta Lempart, co-founder and director of the Polish Women’s Strike, will share her (professional) experiences on this issue with a specific focus on her field of work: human rights and independent rule of law. Marta will be accompanied by Agata Korycka, director and screenwriter of the film By the River (2020).


Film: By the River (2020),
Shelter City mini documentary: Marta Lempart defending human rights and independent rule of law
Language: English (movie in Polish with English subtitles)
Date: Thursday September 1st 2022
Time: 19:00 – 21:00 hr CEST
Place: Louis Hartlooper Complex,
Tolsteegbrug 1, Utrecht
Entrance: Free


The event is offered to you for free. However, we would like to ask you for a small donation. With your contribution we can continue to generate networks of solidarity that strengthen voices and protect human rights defenders worldwide:
Peace Brigades International / Shelter City Utrecht will organise this film screening night in collaboration with: Gemeente Utrecht, Human Rights Utrecht, Universiteit Utrecht, Louis Hartlooper Complex, Justice and Peace Netherlands and V-fonds.

DateThursday September 1st 2022
Time19:00 - 21:00
LocationLouis Hartlooper Complex (Cinema Room 4), Tolsteegbrug 1, Utrecht