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Emi Buchwald
Poland 2016 / 19’

Fourth grade students are assigned to memorize the Julian Tuwim’s poem Learning. They attempt to understand and interpret the Polish classic poem along with their parents and dear ones. The short documentary presents the paradoxes of formal education while providing insightful social observation.

Agata Bratek


Łodzią po Wiśle FF 2016 – Best Student Document, Young Jury Prize

Emi Buchwald (Mazurkiewicz)

She was born in 1991 and grew up in the small Mazovian town of Dąbrowice. She currently attends the Lodz Film School and has completed a course in documentary filmmaking at the Wajda School, where she made her first documentary, Brothers. Her other documentary and feature shorts have screened at Polish and international festivals. She runs photo blog at zwyklaki.tumblr.com.


2010 Bracia / Brothers (short, doc.)

2011 Nauka jazdy / Driving School (short)

2016 Nauka / Education (doc., short)

Cast & Crew

director Emi Buchwald
screenplay Emi Buchwald
cinematography Tomasz Gajewski
editing Anna Gontarczyk
sound Kamil Radziszewski
cast Witold Biernat, Marianna Kaniewska, Aleksandra Adamczyk, Noel Sadziak, Juliusz Bryl
producer Marcin Malatyński
production Szkoła Filmowa w Łodzi
sales Szkoła Filmowa w Łodzi
language Polish
colouration colour