Open Class: Katarzyna Surmiak-Domańska


Katarzyna Surmiak-Domańska (1967) is a Polish reporter, writer and tutor of the Polish Reportage School at Mariusz Szczygiel’s Reportage Institute. She studied Romance linguistics at the University of Warsaw. Since 1995, she has been working for the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper at its feature desk. She cooperates mainly with the GW magazine Duży Format dedicated to the social reportage and culture, as well as with Książki. Magazyn do czytania where she regularly publishes essays on books and interviews with writers. Her main focus as a reporter today is on the dysfunction of patriarchal system, Catholic church power abuse and the growing misogyny in Polish society. Her first non-fiction book Mokradełko (Little Marsh) depicted the story of a woman hated by her family and neigbours for writing a book in which she revealed she had been sexually abused by her father. On the subject of racism, she wrote another book Ku Klux Klan. Tu mieszka miłość (The Ku Klux Klan. Love Lives Here), published in Poland in 2015 which has just come out in the Czech Republic.

Marek Hovorka / Director, Ji.hlava IDFF
Filip Remunda / Filmmaker and Curator of Inspiration Forum

Open for: all types of accreditation

Photo Gallery

Festival edition: 2017
Event type Inspiration Forum
26.10Dukla Reform Cinema 16:00


Visitor accreditations for the 22nd Ji.hlava IDFF are now open