THE END OF THE VALLEY OF TEARS

POLISH TITLE: KONIEC ŚWIATA W DOLINIE ŁEZ

UPCOMING

The Valley of Tears is a special place. A place that witnessed exceptional human dramas for decades. Those who were diagnosed with leprosy were sent there from all over the country. over night, they were taken from their respective family homes to which they will never return. The total isolation of lepers was not enough for the Communist regime. They imposed a policy of "non-breeding", and the Valley of Tears was removed from the map of the world, pushed aside as though it did not exist. Once inhabited by a few hundred people, today only 16 lepers remain. Year after year, more die off. When the last one dies, the village will disappear from the map forever. This is the last chance for us to hear the villagers’ dramatic story.
 

GENRE:
documentary
RUNNING TIME:
60'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Jarosław Wszędybył
SCRIPT:
Jarosław Wszędybył
DOP:
Michał Gruszczyński
EDITOR:
Ireneusz Grzyb
PRODUCTION:
Before my Eyes

Jarosław Wszędybył »

Wszędybył studied under the giants of Polish documentary, Kazimierz Karabasz and Lidia Zonn. He has directed many documentaries, among others “Playing With Time” and “The Springtime of Dragons” (in production). He has worked on many fictional short and feature films as a 2nd Unit Director for films such as “Ki” and “You’re A God” (dir. Leszek Dawid) and “Man of Vinyl” and “The Caged Swallow” (dir. Bartosz Warwas). He lectures at the Higher School of Psychology in Warsaw. He is also a member of the New Horizons Association for Film Education and lectures at the New Horizons Academy in Warsaw.