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123’

Brzeska

Poland 2006 / 6’

direction:Paweł Jabłoński, Paweł Flisiak
screenplay:Paweł Jabłoński, Paweł Flisiak
cinematography:Paweł Jabłoński, Paweł Flisiak
language:Polish

Ulica Brzeska in Warszawa, North Praga. Alcohol, drug trafficking, frivolous life. And thefts. The world of Praga and its folklore, observed by two 14-year-old boys.

Paweł Jabłoński about himself:

I am 15 and I live in Warszawa. I grew up in North Praga. I am interested in sport, mainly football and ski jumping. I made the film about Brzeska, because I wanted to show people what is going on in the street in Poland. My dream is now to interview my long-time idol - Adam Małysz. I want to go on making films, because the camera is a drug. Once you make one film, you'll never stop! There are two films I appreciate very much. These are: Forrest Gump and Saving Private Ryan. I like all films starring Tom Hanks.

Paweł Flisiak is in Ireland with his parents and we could not contact him.

Dorota

Poland 2005 / 28'27’

direction:Ania Lipka
screenplay:Ania Lipka
cinematography:Ania Lipka
language:Polish

We can see her not only as an actress. She is a sportswoman, a singer and a mother. Dorota Stalińska. This is a film about single motherhood and about loving one's own child.

Ania Lipka about herself:

When I hold a camera, I forget my colleagues, my problems at school. I want to make films!

Ewa’s Family

Poland 2007 / 34’

direction:Agnieszka Skórska
screenplay:Agnieszka Skórska
cinematography:Agnieszka Skórska
language:Polish

A film about Ewa Wójciak, an actress of Teatr Ósmego Dnia from Poznań. The generation of 50-year-olds remembers her as an exceptionally beautiful, although strong girl. She still is like that. Agnieszka Skórska discovered the other face of her character. A face of a warm and loving mother and of a kind co-traveller for her friends from the theatre.

Agnieszka Skórska about herself:

I'm pupil of Liceum Ogólnokształcące (General Secondary School) no. 14 in Wrocław. I got interested in films as a child, but I didn't develop that because I had many extra-school courses such as: music school, drawing or church choir. My real adventure with filming started in 2006, when I attended film and photography workshops, held by Mirosława Sikorska and Waldemar Stachowiak. This is when I met the singer Martyna Jakubowicz, while shooting for the film by my colleague, Piotrek Bals. I decided to make my own film about a girl with Down's Syndrome, but I failed. One year later I made my first film and I edited it by myself. While working on the film, I met wonderful people. It's a beautiful adventure, although it requires a lot of effort.

Friendship Test

Poland 2007 / 23'16’

direction:Ania Lipka
screenplay:Ania Lipka
cinematography:Ania Lipka
language:Polish

The seemingly similar childhood of the actress Krystyna Tkacz and two girls from North Praga. They go to each other's homes, they eat together. They talk about dreams, about everyday life. This is almost an educational film. Showing that you can escape from the slums. If you only want to.

Ganitress

Poland 2005 / 10'30’

direction:Adrian Niciporuk
screenplay:Adrian Niciporuk
cinematography:Adrian Niciporuk
awards:Ogólnopolski Konkurs Filmów Amatorskich, Konin 2006 - Specjalne Wyróżnienie / Special Mention
language:Polish

An extremely beautiful and humble story about the everyday life of a woman who earns her living cleaning yards in Praga.

Adrian Niciporuk about himself:

I am 17, I live in Warszawa in North Praga and I am learning at a Gimnazjum there. I have made two films: Ganitress and Pozłotnik, and a press report about Grażyna Barszczewska. My productions were screened at various festivals. Thus I had an opportunity to hear different opinions about them from film critics, actors, directors. I am very proud of myself and I like doing what I do, because I can see that my work doesn't go unnoticed.

Miners from Nikisz

Poland 2007 / 21’

direction:Dawid Habrajski
screenplay:Dawid Habrajski
cinematography:Dawid Habrajski
awards:Ogólnopolski Konkurs Filmów Amatorskich, Konin 2008 - Grand Prix
language:Polish

Nikisz - a quarter of Katowice, known from films by Kazimierz Kutz. This is the place Dawid Habrajski chose for presenting the real Silesia. Here, tradition is mixed with modernity. Staging with reality. And reality is quite brutal.

Dawid Habrajski about himself:

I go to a catering school, where I am learning to be a waiter. Together with my two sisters I go to ,,Gniazdo" Foundation in Katowice. Two years ago, Ms. Mira and Mr Waldek came here. I didn't subscribe to any photographers' or filmmaking group. I liked the journalist of Katowice TV station, Mr Jacek Skorus, and together with him I prepared a presentation about our foundation. I sat down in front of cameras, as a real speaker and I confused everything. Meanwhile, my sister Sandra made a film Pekin. When I saw what she managed to do, I got jealous. So when Ms. Mira came the other year, I had a ready concept of a film. About Nikisz. That's where my grandma lives. When Ms. Mira learned about my idea, she just ask, when we are starting.