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Docs Against Gravity Film Festival Starts On Friday

Poland’s largest documentary film festival returns to Wrocław this May and is set to be bigger and better than ever before.

DocsAG is the largest documentary film festival in Poland and the third most popular documentary film festival in Europe. Last year just shy of 50,000 people took in some of the festival’s fascinating documentaries.

The 16th edition of the festival, held between the 10th and 19th of May, sees the number of participating cities rise to 6  (Warsaw, Wrocław, Gdynia, Katowice, Lublin and Bydgoszcz). 

Ever since the 1st edition of DocsAg some 16 years ago, the festival has continually sought to show quality documentaries – films that spark debate about contemporary problems. 

That discussion has also been fueled by numerous organised debates and meetings with special guests. Werner Herzog, Michel Gondry, Ulrich Seidl, Sergei Loznitsa and James Marsh are just some of the prominent filmmakers who have taken part in these gatherings.

This year, as has been the case for some time, the festival’s screenings will take place at DCF cinema on Piłsudskiego street. Tickets for each screening are just 12zł. 

At the festival you can catch a number of great documentaries including Werner Herzog’s “Meeting Gorbachev”, an extensive interview with the former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, plus “Varda by Agnès”, a portrait of the recently deceased cinematic icon and New Wave pioneer Agnès Varda. Peter Jackson’s “They Shall Not Grow Old”,  which utilizes astonishing archival footage from the times of World War I, is set to be another major draw at the festival. 

For for info on DocsAg, including the full programme, visit the official website

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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