Poor Land

Director: Filip Marczewski

written & directed by Filip Marczewski director of photography Szymon Lenkowski music by Dave Mewson, Francis Shew edited by Bogusława Furga sound by Sebastian Brański production manager Beata Gzik produced by PWSFTviT
colour, 4’40”
Poland 2004


In the illegal coalmines of Walbrzych over 5000 unemployed workers mine the coal. Each year a dozen or so lose their lives. The exhausting, dangerous work for several zlotys shows the truth of human condition and social system in Eastern Europe.


Filip Marczewski
Born in 1974. A student of Film Directing at the National Film School in Łódź. Director and scriptwriter.