Friday, September 10 | 6:00 pm | Kinoteka 1
Debate: The rises and falls of the alt-right. What’s coming after the Trump era?
Following the screening of "White Noise", dir. Daniel Lombroso.
Partner: Gazeta Wyborcza
The event is organized in cooperation with U.S. Embassy in Poland.
Racism, xenophobia, misogyny, anti-feminism, questioning multiculturalism and “political correctness”: these are the hallmarks of a movement that brought massive popularity to its online propagators and helped Donald Trump rise to power in 2016. Do the personal failures of the idols of the alt-right, including Trump himself, mean that the movement is running out of gas? Or will its successors be even more dangerous? A political/pop-cultural glance at the new movements, disinformation, and social moods in Europe and the US.
Andrzej Kohut - American Studies scholar, expert on international issues at the Jagiellonian Club’s Analysis Centre, head of the Polska na mapie department. Author of the Po amerykańsku podcast.
Tomasz Markiewka - philosopher, opinion journalist, translator, lecturer at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. His book Zmienić świat raz jeszcze contemplates our choices in the face of the climate catastrophe. Markiewka’s other books include Język neoliberalizmu and Gniew.
Anna Mierzyńska - social media analyst, expert on disinformation. Specializes in public sector marketing and image consulting. Graduate of the Helsinki School of Human Rights.
Maciej Czarnecki - Gazeta Wyborcza journalist, US correspondent during the 2020 election.