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Film Screening – Proof of Identity

August 3, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

UK premiere of Mikołaj Grynberg’s documentary film Proof of Identity, followed by  Q & A with the director

Part of the Fighting Antisemitism event series.

In Proof of Identity, Mikołaj Grynberg talks to Polish Jews across the generations about the experience of being a Jew in Poland today. It’s an intimate, revelatory insight into a traumatic history, filmed on the stage of POLIN museum in Poland. Following the screening, director Mikołaj Grynberg will talk to Jo Glanville from Warsaw on Zoom about the inspiration for the film and his work as a writer exploring the history of Polish Jews. Antonia Lloyd-Jones will translate the discussion.


Proof of Identity, 2021

Writer/director: Mikołaj  Grynberg

Producer: POLIN Museum

Executive director: IDFX

About the speakers:

Mikołaj Grynberg is a distinguished writer, reporter and photographer, shortlisted for the Nike Literary Award (one of the most prestigious awards for Polish literature) and  laureate of the Warsaw Literary Premiere Award. He is best known for his exceptionally incisive and honest conversations with the so-called second-generation, the children of Polish Jews who survived the Holocaust. His books include the short story collection I’d Like to Say Sorry, but There’s No One to Say Sorry to (The New Press) and The Book of Exodus (Wydawnictwo Czarne). His essay ‘Family Stories’ is published in Looking for an Enemy (Short Books/WW Norton).


Jo Glanville is a journalist, editor and radio producer. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, London Review of Books, New York Times and Jewish Quarterly, among other publications. She is the editor of Looking for an Enemy (Short Books/WW Norton).


Antonia Lloyd-Jones has translated works by several of Poland’s leading contemporary novelists (including Nobel Prize laureate Olga Tokarczuk) and reportage authors, as well as crime fiction, poetry and children’s books. She is a mentor for the Emerging Translators’ Mentorship Programme, and former co-chair of the UK Translators Association.




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August 3, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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