2015-Gaia Student Awards, Habitat
Jan Pawel Trzaska
Poland, 2012, 48′
Editing: Ireneusz Grzyb
Photography: Jan Paweł Trzaska, Joaquin del Paso
Music: Marin del Paso
Halk Eğitim Merkezi, Friday 16:00- 18:00
Synopsis: A village in the Sierra Madre is inhabited by the last representatives of an ancient Mixteco culture. Deprived of their identity by modern civilization, they are facing an even bigger threat: a landslide that may destroy the village during torrential rains. The local leader tries to prevent the disaster.
He wants to invite a geologist to the village so that the approaching danger could be officially confirmed. But no help is coming and the inhabitants may just humbly wait for the disaster to happen.
Director: “-Jan Paweł Trzaska is a film director, cinematographer and photographer who is a graduate of the Cinematography Department at the Film School in Łodź, the Academy of Photography in Warsaw and the Academy of Film and Television. As a director and director of photography he has worked on documentaries, short feature films, TV programmes and video clips. His films and photos have been presented at numerous festivals and exhibitions all over the world.
Joaquin del Paso is a film director and cinematographer. He was born in Mexico. In 2007 he completed the courses in Film Directing and Scriptwriting at the State Film School in Cuba. Now, he is studying at the Department of Cinematography in the Film School in Łodź. His short feature films and documentaries have been presented at film festivals worldwide.