Towards the light – Section “SHORTS WJFF: AN INTIMATE POLISH STORIES”
dir. Beata Hyży-Czołpińska, Poland, 2020, 27min
Joanna, brought up by her grandmother as an Orthodox Christian, graduated at London university and came back to the small Polish town where she was born. Knowing it would be an “intellectual desert” she was at the same time driven by desire to search for the truth. She has been studying the history of the borderland, her hometown and the people who had lived there. Her life is a struggle. She couldn’t hold on to employment at the local school or the community center. Volunteering for work with the youths she lives between the two worlds. The present one, where she still looks for her own identity, and the bygone, erased world of Krynki’s Jewish past.