The Silesian director Dagmara Drzazga shoots a new feature film in an impoverished mining settlement – at the same time a making off is prepared. Quickly however the camera leaves the set and follows the lay actors and extras through the world at the edge of the shooting location.
“Peking” is a worker’s district in Katowice – half fallen down brick tenements, bare and neglected. The majority of the inhabitants has alcohol problems, their apartments are filled with junk and their lives are robbed of any hope. The mini portraits of the peoples from Peking, recorded on camera, are pure misfortune and a shocking testimony of poverty accompanied by degeneration and death.
PEKING 2008 is a ruthless social report from behind the facades of Silesian Poland, full of social difficulties, which takes the viewers breathe and empathy away.
Digi Beta | Doc | Farbe / Colour
Dagmara Drzazga - born in 1968 in Poland. She is the director of the Katowice Studios of the Polish channel TVP and has produced numerous reports and documentaries, for which she has received several awards. She obtained her PhD at the Faculty of Philology of the Silesian University Katowice, where she also teaches today, but at the Faculty of Radio and Television.
BOBREK DANCE (2002, doc)
LECHH MAJEWSKI. ŚWIAT WEDŁUG BRUEGELA (2009, doc)
BEZ JEDNEGO DRZEWA LAS LASEM ZOSTANIE (2012, doc)
MUZYKA I CISZA (2013, doc)