The Polish Missionaries

Australia, Poland | 2019 | documentary | 75 min. World stories

They have abandoned safe and comfortable lives to preach the gospel and also provide real help. For a number of years, sister Davida and father Jan have been working in Papua New Guinea where poverty, diseases and lack of education hinder the development of the young state. Missionaries from Poland build roads, hospitals and schools there. The weakest of the islands inhabitants are among their charges, such as a girl accused of sorcery or AIDS patients. Although the eponymous protagonists struggle with numerous difficulties and have often experienced dangerous situations, faith and good humour help them to survive the most difficult moments.

directed by

Simon Target Festival guest

Simon Target
Wieslawa Strojek Festival guest
Cezary Skubiszewski
John Pleffer
Beata Zatorska (Handheld Features)
Film screenings:
Saturday, June 1 14:00 | Kino Pod Baranami Blue Room + meeting with creators:
director Simon Target
protagonist Wieslawa Strojek
The Polish Missionaries