Pray for peace, train for war
Documentary directed by Agnieszka Elbanowska, produced by Impakt Film.
In the past few years, thousands of Polish civilians have decided to start preparations for an armed conflict. They begin to feed the ranks of independent pro-defence organisations according to the principle: "if you want peace, prepare for war." The leader of one of the groups, calls the small village residents to create the structures for the local territorial defence force. He announces a call for various kinds of units that would include different spheres of life. The appeal is directed to everyone, regardless of age and gender. The residents themselves have to determine what really makes them anxious, what may pose a threat to their own peace and safety, and how they want to be protected from it.
"Pray for peace, train for war" will take part in both Berlinale Talents 2017 and Berlinale Doc Station.