"We, the nation" by Ewa Ewart and Jacek Stawiski with the Golden Dolphins in Cannes

November 26, 2020

The reportage "Let's drown" by Wojciech Bojanowski and the reportage "We, the nation" directed by Ewa Ewart and Jacek Stawiski won the Golden Dolphins at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2020 festival. The Golden Dolphins at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards are awarded to the best corporate films and TV documentaries. This year's Golden Dolphin in the category "Current affairs, human problems and social problems" was awarded to the report of "Supervisor" TVN24 "Let it sink" directed by Wojciech Bojanowski.

"Let it sink"
A TVN24 journalist for several weeks was a member of the crew of the Sea-Watch 3 ship, which patrols sea areas and tries to save those who will face almost certain death.

According to statistics, every day of the year, also today in the Mediterranean Sea, an average of six people lose their lives when they try to reach Europe. The road leading from Libya to Malta or the Italian island of Lampedusa is still the world's most dangerous migration route. The painting tells the story of people who abandoned their current lives and decided to help at sea. It answers questions about what those who want to reach Europe are fleeing from.

"We, the nation"
Ewa Ewart and Jacek Stawiski received the Golden Delifn for the documentary "We, the nation". The picture was made on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of partially free elections in Poland. The premiere of the film took place on June 2, 2019 at the European Solidarity Center in Gdańsk, and the ceremony was attended, among others, by the former president and one of the main heroes of the events of 1989, Lech Wałęsa.

The narrative of the documentary by Ewa Ewart and Jacek Stawiski is built around the key moments of 1989, when the June elections contributed to the overthrow of communism in Poland and initiated a chain reaction in the region of Central and Eastern Europe: from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the collapse of the Soviet Union. It also shows the last 30 years from an international perspective, with particular emphasis on the role played by the United States in the transformation in Poland. The production includes memories of witnesses and participants of these groundbreaking events. Among them were: Lech Wałęsa, Madeleine Albright, Daniel Fried, Andrew Nagórski, Joe Lieberman, Barbara Kalabińska, Thomas Simons and Aleksander Kwaśniewski. The film presents numerous archival records of historical events - some of them unplayed and forgotten for years.

Since 2010, the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards has set the global standards for corporate films. The jury consists of Oscar and Emma winners and specialists in corporate communication. Past award winners from five continents and Grand Prix winners from Australia, Brazil, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland make the festival truly international.