Dzennet by the Emigration Museum of Gdynia is the winner of MIS2021

Museums in Short is an audiovisual platform and an international award dedicated to short videos realized by museums. It is promoted by musil – museum of industry and labour of Brescia, in collaboration with EMA - European Museum Academy, FSK - Forum Slavic Cultures and LABA.

This year, 32 museums’ videos have been gathered in a freely accessible online platform:

In the online & in person Ceremony of the VIII edition, held Monday, December 13th, the international jury awarded the video Dzennet by the Emigration Museum of Gdynia (Poland).

The award-winning video will also have the honor to be part of The Best in Heritage, the conference that every September in Dubrovnik brings together the winners of awards for museums and cultural sites from around the world. Special Mentions of the Jury for “There MAS a Time” (Antwerp, Belgium) and ”Troy” (Museum of Troy, Turkey).

The most voted video by the popular jury was "The City of Morrylians" from the Kilkis Archaeological Museum (Ephorate of Antiquities of Kilkis, Grecia).

Jury of Museums in Short:
René Capovin - musil – museum of industry and labour, Brescia
Andrea Gentili - LABA
Kostis Kalapothakis - Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation, Athen
Massimo Negri - EMA - European Museum Academy, Den Haag
Andreja Rihter - FSK - Forum of Slavic Cultures, Lubjana
Elia Vlachou - Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy, Athen

“Dzennet” is an animated short able to express a powerful story in a delicate way.
Produced by the Gdynia Emigration Museum and directed by Tomasz Popakul, the video tells the biography of Dżennet Dżabagi-Skibniewska, a Caucasian princess who settled in Gdynia in the 1930s. From that moment on, personal story and global history run intertwined: Dzennet passes through Nazism, II World War, Communism, always bringing with her a piece of rock of the native land.
Jury recognized in this video a paradigmatic story of twentieth-century Europe, but also a perfect example of the role played by museums as contemporary storytellers.

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