people from here

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people from here

video, 17:50min

an attempt to tell a story of a community at a church without politicization, without judgment, without objections, an experimental film, not following the rules of classical drama, not showing great characters that we don’t need anymore, not following the rules of a documentary film, for three years we were creating a film material on the basis of everyday life, only one character says anything in the final cut, the rest can be learned through the activities performed

„…the stones built into the walls of the temple have indeed become – as the initiators intended – an eye-catching, almost tangible illustration of the idea of the church as a living temple of God, in which the faithful are like living stones welded together by love, hewn down and joined by the hand of God. For the inhabitants, however, they are something more – a sensual sign of their local identity, incorporated into their image of their own social group. Thanks to it they can be proud of themselves and face the common, negative opinions about them, often expressed by inhabitants of other districts of Krakow. They are a fragment of their own story about Nowa Huta’s past – a souvenir of the spontaneous and existential communitas of the times of heroism and sacrifice when, as they themselves say, there was real harmony and unity among them and, against all odds, with God’s help they did great and admirable things…”. Mitologie Nowohuckie, M. Czajkowska