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Julia Pełka
Poland 2019 | 15 min
Sat, 15-May-21 09:00 PM
On demand: May 6-16th
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Julia Pełka

The rela­tion­ship that Varso­vians have with clams is sim­i­lar to the one that once joined canaries and miners. Both species can sense danger sooner than humans because they are much more sen­si­tive as regards many aspects. Eight com­plete­ly incon­spic­u­ous mol­luscs bear the respon­si­bil­i­ty for the health or even lives of hun­dreds of thou­sands of the city res­i­dents. It may seem that Julia Pelka, a Polish direc­tor, describes the com­plex­i­ties of the capital’s water supply system only, but in fact she depicts the subtle rela­tion­ship between nature, tech­nol­o­gy and human­i­ty employ­ing both sen­si­tiv­i­ty and a warm sense of humour. (Krakow Film Festival)

Julia Pełka is a polish direc­tor and cin­e­matog­ra­ph­er born and living in Warsaw, Poland. She grad­u­at­ed from the Film School in Lodz in 2012 with an MA in Cin­e­matog­ra­phy and from the Wajda School & Studio, DOK PRO Doc­u­men­tary Pro­gramme. She was award­ed with pres­ti­gious Min­istry of Cul­ture and Nation­al Her­itage schol­ar­ship „The Young Poland“. She is a member of the Polish Film­mak­ers’ Asso­ci­a­tion. Her films screened at fes­ti­vals world­wide. Cur­rent­ly she is work­ing on WOODEATERS, a film about an ento­mol­o­gist pro­tect­ing an old wooden church from woodeaters.

Direc­tor, script: Julia Pełka
Cin­e­matog­ra­phy: Szymon Kluz
Edit­ing: Andrzej Czar­nec­ki, Julia Pełka
Pro­duc­tion, Dis­tri­b­u­tion: Studio Munka – SFP, studiomunka@sfp.org.pl