The Polish Cultural Convoy launched by a group of young people from Silesia, carries gifts for Poles living in the poorest part of Romania. Besides presents for children, they prepared a performance in Polish. Despite the poor conditions, it was presented in the farthest corners of Romanian Bukovina. The expedition proved a fascinating adventure for both the convoy team and the TV crew.
Just turn off one of the major streets in Katowice to find yourself in another world: in the "district of wonders" called "Peking". Old, rotten industrial blocks accommodate people sinking in addictions and despair. Most of them are out of jobs and live on small benefits received from the social care centre. They call themselves the "condemned ones", sent here for their overdue rent debts. Poverty is shared here by the Silesians and the Gipsies.Last spring Peking was all abuzz; the film crew appeared to shot some scenes for the feature film "Sleepiness" directed by Magdalena Piekorz, a young Polish film-maker. First from the windows, then in front of their doors, the anxious inhabitants watched the crew reorganising the gear and filming the doubles. The film by Dagmara Drzazga is the record of a year long observation of the people living in Polish "Peking" - the story of their joys and daily problems.
Lech Majewski. The world according to Bruegel
“The Way to Calvary”, painted by Pieter Bruegel in 1563, is one of his most extraordinary, yet one of the least known masterpieces. Exhibited in Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna it still arouses imagination of art historians, artists as well as the ordinary audience. Bruegel’s painting has been the major inspiration for the feature film “The Mill and the Cross” by Lech Majewski- an outstanding Polish director. Dagmara Drzazga, decided not only to follow creation of this unique film, but first of all, to recognise the philosophy of the Flemish master, to decipher the hidden symbols and to encounter the characters dwelling the painted scenes.