Other rivers such as the Dunajec, Soła, Pilica, and Raba are coming to the rescue of the Wisla River from the planned new large dam in Siarzewo. Cecylia Malik calls on women to give voice to the rivers and join the fight that is taking place between ecologists associated in the Save the Rivers Coalition and politicians, officials and the hydrotechnical lobby.
The fight for values for wildlife, for landscape, for cleanfresh water, which is becoming the most precious resource of the planet.
Now the decisive battle for the Wisla River is on!Decisions and tenders for the construction of a new dam in Siarzewo are beingmade! Let us not agree to baffle and devastate the Wisla! Let us save one of the last, in large part natural, greatrivers of Europe.
Written and directed by: Cecylia Malik
Editing, scriptcollaboration: Rafał Małecki
Color correction: Michał Żołnowski.
Cinematography: Piotr Dziurdzia, Cecylia Malik, Magdalena Mosiewicz, Joanna Urbaniec, Tomasz Gotfryd, Stanisław Barański, Bartolomeo Koczenasz.
Music: Sutari band from the album River Sisters and Michal Zygmunt
Dance: Ula Dziurdzia
Production: Cecylia Malik
Featuring: activists from the River Sisters Collective and some of nature's most distinguished conservationists:
Jacek Engel from the Greenmind Foundation, Karol Ciężak from the Society for the Earth, Ewa Sufin-Jacquemart from the Save the Rivers Coalition and the Green Party, Karolina Kuszlewicz animal advocate. Justyna Budzyn leader of the Lubuskie Rivers Sisters.
River Sisters: Daria Gosek Popiołek MP, Małgorzata Górska foundation OTOP and Fundacja Dla Biebrzy, Agata Tkaczyk climate activist, Joanna Ruszczyk journalist and activist of the Guardians of Rivers, Monika Konieczna activist of the Rescue Action for Krakow. Agata Kreska feminist and activist, Iza Engel Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Słońsk "Unitis Virbus" Rzeczpospolita Ptasia. Małgorzata Mroczka Village leader of Myscowa village.
River Sisters Collective activists and artists: Agata Bargiel, Małgo Grygierczyk, Zofia Szyrajew, Anna Kobyłka, Agata Mazur, Grażyna Smalej, Rozalia Malik, Anna Malik, Anna Chmiel, Katarzyna Grochowicz, Angela Gaber, Grażyna Makara, Magdalena Grzesiak, Kamila Wajda, Justyna Górowska, Anielka Zalewska, Zosia Dziuba
Sisters of the River collective, Greenmind Foundation, Savethe Rivers Coalition, WWF Poland Riverkeepers, Association CSW Wiewiórka and Moviematic
The film was produced as part of the Creative Scholarship of the City of Krakow
Note about the author:
Cecylia Malik painter, visual artist and environmentalactivist.
The author of many artistic projects, the most important of which include "365 Trees". "6 Rivers" "Białka'sbraids". Co-founder of the "Modraszek Kolektyw" - an action indefense of Krakow Zakrzówek from development and a cyclical event on the Vistula "Water Critical Mass". Co-founder of the association CSW Wiewiórka.
In 2017 she initiated the action "Polish mothers onlogging" - against LEX Szyszko. She belongs to the Save the Rivers Coalition. She is the author and leader of the nationwide social campaign "River Sisters". Author of the documentary film "Paradise on Earth" about the love of a homeless couple.
Winner of many awards including the Man of Polish Ecology for 2017 and the Katarzyna Kobro Award for 2018.
Cecylia Malik combines art and activism taking care of the sense and effectiveness of her own actions, together with experts from various fields, she organizes protests created as happenings and works of art in public space.