We talk with our guests in front of several hundred listeners gathered in the old carriage house. The series of meetings with our special guests is an opportunity to talk about important and current topics – one of the festival’s slogans is “the art of living” and this year we want to concentrate on what is common. We are looking for things that may be the “connective tissue” – both in intellectual sphere and in creativity and action. Despite the festival and vacation atmosphere we want to deepen our reflection and Slotters are good listeners. Slot’s special guests up to now included Krzysztof Zanussi, Krzysztof Czyżewski, Janina Ochojska, fr. Adam Boniecki, Adam Wajrak, Edwin Bendyk, Chris Baldwin, Natalia Niemen and Tomasz Budzyński among others.
WEDNESDAY 10.07 / 17:30–18:45
Edwin Bendyk i Marcin Popkiewicz – two exceptional researchers of trends and future in a talk about the world and how it might look like in 20 years. That is really soon! As the name of the website Marcin Popkiewicz founded tells us: the Earth is on a crossroad. What are the possible scenarios and what does that mean for us? Can we prepare for it? The world we knew has ended and the future has to be imagined and created – let’s try to begin at Slot!
THURSDAY 11.07 / 17:30–18:45
prof. Bogdan de Barbaro – psychiatrist, psychotherapist. Head of the Psychiatry Department of the Jagiellonian University. His professional specialization is schizophrenia family therapy and post-psychiatry. He translates his knowledge about humans to insightful commentaries about the state of society. One of the protagonists of Łoziński’s documentary You Have no Idea How Much I Love You, showing the therapeutic process of a mother and her daughter.
FRIDAY 12.07 / 17:30–18:45
Szymon Hołownia – journalist, publicist, writer, columnist of „Tygodnik Powszechny”. In 2013 he founded the Kasisi Foundation and the Good Factory Foundation, funding the operation of an Orphanage in Kasisi, Zambia, a hospice in Kabuga, Rwanda, a village hospital and a hunger treatment center in Ntamugenga, Democratic Republic of the Congo, an agricultural cooperative in Burkina Faso and a professional school in Senegal. He is also an Ambassador of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. At the meeting he will tell us about his experiences in missionary work and about how faith works in practice. We will also talk about spiritual and religious approach to ecology and animal rights.
SATURDAY 13.07 / 17:30–18:45
GF Darwin – Grupa Filmowa Darwin was officially created on 1 July 2012. It was founded by Jana Jurkowski and Marek Hucz, graduates of the Ludwik Solski State Drama School in Kraków. Currently their YouTube channel has over 740 thousand subscribers, and their videos over 113 million views. They are known for their comedy, satirical productions with series such as “Great Conflicts” or “Darwin Shorts”. They have worked with actors such as Marcin Dorociński or Joanna Kołaczkowska.