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    Zielona granica (Green border): Ziobro about Agnieszka Holland’s Controversial Film

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    In a recent social media post, Poland’s Minister of Justice, Zbigniew Ziobro, drew parallels between Nazi propaganda films and Agnieszka Holland’s latest project, Zielona granica (Green border). The film, purportedly centered on events at the Polish-Belarusian border, has raised eyebrows due to Holland’s comments comparing the plight of illegal migrants to the tragedy of the Holocaust.

    Holland’s assertion that, after experiencing Holocaust films, making this movie wasn’t the most challenging task, has elicited strong reactions. She also envisioned a future in Poland if the ruling party, PiS, continued its mandate, claiming that most Poles have accepted life in a “Kaczyński-occupied” country.

    Minister Ziobro criticized Holland’s remarks, suggesting that her work mirrors Nazi propaganda that depicted Poles as criminals and murderers during World War II.

    As the controversy continues to brew, Agnieszka Holland’s film serves as a focal point for discussions on the complex intersection of history, politics, and cinema in contemporary Poland.

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