The Baluty Ghetto

Ghetto jménem Baluty

Ghetto jménem Baluty

Script: Pavel Štingl
Photography: Miroslav Janek
Editing: Tonička Janková
Sound: Michal Míček
Music: Dan Němec
Color: Colour
Language: Czech
Synopsis

The tension in the documentary is created by the ghostlike picture of today's life in Baluty, Łódź, which shows the social panorama of a poor blue-collar district affected by unemployment and alcohol, mirroring its pre-war past as well as an elegiac remembrance of the Jewish ghetto instituted by the Nazis, where two hundred thousand people were waiting for death during the war; this tension is underlined by the relationship between cinema and photography, since the memories of the ghetto are especially captured in period photographs by Henryk Ross.

Photo Gallery

 
Festival edition: 2008
Sections: Private Eye
Exhibition format: DV PAL
Subtitle languages: English

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