In the small central Polish town of Aleksandrow Kujawski, the director of the local culture centre announces a competition. The theme? A creative presentation of personal patriotism. Entrants are free to demonstrate their creativity in whatever form they like: in a song, recital, or demonstration; by giving a speech or putting on a performance. Anything goes. There’s just one requirement: entrants may only present their own, original work. The eleventh day of the eleventh month arrives – Poland’s Independence Day. And on this very day, the jury, consisting of the director, the mayor, a priest, and a local poet, will select the region’s number one patriot.