Zvałka, Poland, USA, 70 min, 50 min, HD, Creative, Human Rights, Social Issues
This is an 11-year odyssey into the harsh realities of Russia's underclass, it's a homeless and poor who live at a garbage dump on the outskirts of Moscow. We follow Yula from age 11 to 22, from her childhood to her pregnancy at 16, until she is 22 and finally realizes the need to prevail and escape Zvalka. Yula's story is one of countless tales that haunt Russia's as well as the world's garbage dumps. Yula has ''been there, done that, seen it all and is done''. Most importantly, Yula's life is a story od change, of ability of the human spirit to rise up and prevail from a heap of degradation and shame.
Piotr Uzarowicz, Jan Rofekamp
Director of photography:
Hans Juergen Burkard, Yulia Galochkina, Mariusz Margas, Hanna Polak, Ivan Phynogyeyev
Joanna Badelek, Michal Dominowski
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Cuban Hat Award -
Hot Docs Forum 2012, Canada
Golden Funnel Award -
East European Forum 2012, Cyech Republic
Polish Film Institute