Academy of Art in Szczecin
Faculty of Media Art
Supervisors: PhD Karolina Breguła, Professor Wojciech Łazarczyk
Cocreators: Natalia Budnik, Julia Ciesielska, Oliwia Dahlman, Natalia Fijałek, Dominika Krakowska
Krystyna Dobrzanska received the main prize and the Contemporary Lynx magazine award. You can find the jury statement at wrocenter.pl/dyplomy8 under “awards.”
The installation is based on film workshops for five pupils of the Janusz Korczak Youth Education Center in Szczecin (MOW) and the production of a participatory documentary film entitled Body Map, based on materials collected in cooperation with the participants of the workshops. The issue which became the main subject of the film activities was the community creating the center. The activities also included a dialogue concerning the rules and regulations with the center’s authorities. The comic stories from the center constitute a diary describing the director’s experiences in cooperation with the Youth Center.
Krystyna Dobrzańska – filmmaker, film production manager. In her works, she takes up the subject of power relations and social inequality. She treats the realization of documentary forms as an opportunity to give voice to groups threatened with social exclusion. She uses simple filmmaking methods as a form of everyday communication. Her documentary film All about going abroad took part in competitions at the Youth and Film Festival in Koszalin and Short Waves in Poznań. She won the Young Wolves competition with her participatory documentary film Body Map. Graduate of the Academy of Art in Szczecin in Experimental Film and Production Organization at the Kieślowski Film School in Katowice. A second-year student of Social Arts at the Institute of Polish Culture at the University of Warsaw.