What Happened on the Pam Island?

Director: Eliza Kubarska

written and directed by Eliza Kubarska director of photography Eliza Kubarska, David Kaszlikowski, Jacek Januszyk editing by Ludwika Zugaj produced by Vertical Vision Film Studio, ul. Smetany 3/53, 92-503 Łódz, tel. +48 601 297 799, e-mail: eliza@verticalvision.pl, www.verticalvision.pl; TVP1 production manager Małgorzata Zarzycka, tel. +48 502 070 736 co-financing Polish Film Institute

Poland 2009


A couple of Polish alpinists, Eliza Kubarska and Dawid Kaszlikowski, take a lonely journey to the fjords of southern Greenland to reach the world’s highest cliff. The cliff wall can be accessed only from the sea. In order to begin the climb, one has to paddle to the wall in a sea canoe. There is a storm, the sea water dips to 0 degrees centigrade, and the canoe capsizes, threatening the pair with hypothermia and quick death. Deserted Pam Island becomes their home base. Trusting only in themselves, they open their strange and exciting world to the viewer.


Translated by Monika Miziniak | Edited by Patricia Koza