The residents of Podlasie are able to watch the Polish-Belarusian border crisis from the windows of their own homes. Recent months have changed everything in their lives. The forest, which for years had been their breathing place, has now become a source of anxiety and trauma. Podlasie region we know is now gone – they say and add that they will never be able to return to their previous lives, because living on the edge of worlds changed them forever. Almost every day, in the surrounding forest, the residents of Podlasie come across groups of people nearly frozen to death. They get out of their way to provide them with water, food and warm clothes. They also offer shelter in so-called safe houses, where they intend to provide them with warmth to create a sense of normality. In their words, they wish to preserve humanness on the Polish-Belarusian, “the edge of the worlds”.
She has been working in the editorial office of “Czarno na białym” in TVN24 since 2017, where she reports on current social and political affairs. In 2021, she was nominated for the Grand Press award for her reportage “Granica życia i śmierci” in the TV reportage category. Previously, she was a part of the TVN team of “Fakty”, where she collaborated on the award-winning (Grand Press) material about Igor Stachowiak entitled “Death at the police station.”
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Sunday, 11/20/22 3:00 pm.
2021, 24 min, Poland
Polish with English subtitles
ADAM DIEHL, BARTŁOMIEJ SERAGIŃSKI,