Human Library

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2017 | 5:30 PM

After the last general elections in October 2015, Poland turned to ultra-conservatism and formed a parliament without representatives of the left. The Law and Justice party won the elections by an absolute majority with a program that promotes a united and pure Poland. Demonstrations by followers of the right-wing parties are proliferating, demanding a Poland free of immigrants and criticizing European policies on refugees. In this environment, popular initiatives and NGOs are emerging that are fighting for a more tolerant and multicultural Poland. One of these initiatives is the Wroclaw Human Library.

The Human Library is an educational initiative that turns people into books, living books with a common denominator: discrimination. The reader who takes out one of these books will discover stories of social minorities or people who, due to their race, sexual orientation or religion have been rejected or labelled by society.

In a country that is little accustomed to diversity, this library is an opportunity to combat discrimination.

Film Information

Year: 2016
Length: 56 mins
Language: NA

Curriculum Connection

Social 9 and Social 20

Cast & Credits

Director: Raúl Cuevas

UN Goal


Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages


Join the post-show conversation with local and international artists and experts.

Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes  |  University of Calgary's Native Centre

Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes is Administrative Coordinator at the University of Calgary's Native Centre. She has participated as a 'living book' at a recent anti-racism event held by the Calgary Women's Centre. Cheryle has been an activist and organizer for many local rallies and demonstrations supporting Idle No More, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and the Women's March. Cheryle is a Status Indian Cree Woman, a member of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan. She is grateful for the gifts of life, and she enjoys opportunities to be of service to the Community and to the Creator.