Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

The Bailiwick of Jersey, in the Channel Islands, has long played host to many migrant communities. hidden europe explores the growing Polish influences in the island.

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There is one thing that is absolutely guaranteed to raise a laugh among Poles. That's Sami Swoi, the cult Polish comedy from thirty years ago, that in small town Poland still often tops the charts in the DVD rental listings. There is something palpably Polish about Sami Swoi. It is an affectionate tale of two bickering families who live on neighbouring farms in rural, post-war Poland. That title defies easy translation: ‘kith and kin' or ‘among friends' both come close.

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hidden europe

and Susanne Kries manage hidden europe, a Berlin-based editorial bureau that supplies text and images to media across Europe. Together they edit hidden europe magazine. Nicky and Susanne are dedicated slow travellers. They delight in discovering the exotic in the everyday.

This article was published in hidden europe 8.