There is an educational and treatment center for lepers and their families in Jeevodaya. It was here that, thirty years ago, Helena Pyz came from Poland to help sick and hungry children. Over the years, she feels her weakness more and more clearly, but her strength of character prevents her from giving up to her own illness. Long-term documentary observation allows us to understand what was the unique role of a missionary and doctor. Surrounded by reckless people, Dr. Helena seems to be the only person who notices the meaning of the center’s activities and its disinterested character.
Born in Głogów in 1980. Director, screenwriter and producer. Graduated in Film Studies from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and in Directing from the Silesia University in Katrowice in the Krzysztof Kieślowski’s TV and Radio Department (2009). Director of many documentary films awarded in festivals in Poland and abroad. He is a member of the Committee of Experts of the Polish Film Institute.
Theatre(1112 North Milwaukee Ave.)
Friday, 11/19/21 7:00 pm.
2019, 80 min, Poland
Polish with English subtitles
BLACK AND WHITE PRODUCTIONS,
TVP, FOUNDATION FOR SOMALIA