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April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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The Passion According to the Polish Community of Pruchnik
Short Documentary Film, AT 2009, Farbe, 30 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2010

Director: Andreas Horvath, Monika Muskala
Script: Andreas Horvath, Monika Muskala
Camera: Andreas Horvath, Monika Muskala
Editor: Andreas Horvath
Location Sound: Andreas Horvath, Mischa Rainer
Producers: Andreas Horvath


Pruchnik, a small village in Southeast Poland. Every year on Good Friday, tradition demands that Judas’ betrayal of Christ is commemorated here. A giant Judas is hung in effigy, dragged through the village, caned, burned and thrown into the water. As the ritual progresses, medieval anti-Judaism also completes its journey to later anti-Semitism, in additional comments. A film about Christian, Catholic, but also pagan prejudices and contradictions.