A new campaign aimed at promoting Polish culture abroad has chosen a most peculiar aspect of Polish culture to promote: The art of the complaint.
A series of videos doesn’t exactly make explicit the organization behind the campaign, but they’re entertaining nonetheless. A press release gives a few more clues:
“Poland. Come and complain.” is a campaign aimed at promoting Poland and Polish culture abroad in a non-standard fashion of presenting the favourite pastime of Poles—complaining. The clips prepared for the campaign show representative Poles complaining about Polish works of art, everyday life, or [the] contribution of Poland to global technological development.
The press release also identifies Blacklama (Tomasz Chojnacki and Jan Mosiejczuk) as the campaign’s inventor. There’s a Facebook page with 10,000 fans
with some entertaining meme-style images. A few of the postings there even ask fans to join in the complaining. For instance, one that includes a beautiful photo of the city of Kraków
says, “Kraków, one of the most beautiful cities in Poland, but...? There must be some but!”
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And then there are the videos
So I guess if I had a complaint, it would be over a lack of specifics. The press release answers who and what, but … why?