In the first film in the trilogy, Mary Koszmary (Nightmares), a young activist delivers a speech in the abandoned National Stadium in Warsaw, urging three million Jews to come back to Poland. The activist is played by Sławomir Sierakowski, who is founder and chief editor of the journal Krytyka Polityczna. Working with the activist Kinga Dunin, he co-wrote the script for Mary Koszmary. Bartana: "He came up with the text because he also believed in it; otherwise, he wouldn't have performed it so well. He understands his position and how to perform to the camera."
Yael Bartana, Mary Koszmary (Nightmares), 2007
Super 16mm transfered to Blu-Ray
Courtesy of Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, and Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw