The Bridges of Volunteering

"The Bridges of Volunteering" project is one of many activities initiated by Polish Humanitarian Team and Caritas of Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Sambir–Drohobych (Ukraine).

The purpose of the joint project was to support the development of volunteering in both organizations and to establish cooperation between young people from Poland and Ukraine in the context of the creation of two international volunteering projects. In addition, the realization of the project helped in the mutual understanding of Poles and Ukrainians and the breaking down of stereotypes.

In 6 days of intense work, led and organized by volunteers themselves, participants learned a great deal about their countries, learned about writing and submitting applications for NGO projects, and had the opportunity to create two completely new projects together.

  • Marcin Lachowicz
  • Aleksandra Śmigielska
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Mosty Wolontariatu
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Television
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 20, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    250 EUR
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Director Biography - Marcin Lachowicz

Documentary artist focused on long-term projects and works mainly with photography, cinematography and new media.

Born 1985. Interested in photojournalism and documentary photography. Since 2009, as a freelancer published in various local newspapers in Upper Silesia, as well as in countrywide specialist magazines, international web portals and books. His work appears in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Rheinische Post, Harvard Business Review, Vice, Wprost and Polska The Times Dziennik Zachodni, among others. His work has been exhibited in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Norway. Participant of both Polish and international workshops and photography projects.

Admirer of socially engaged photojournalism and the work of artists such as Ernst Haas, Saul Leiter, Antonín Kratochvíl or Hunter S. Thompson.

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