This film is both a narrative and a visual attempt to face some personal demons and free the self from a haunting past. Can film-making or any other passion give us a sense of freedom and agency? And can we really ever become free in a world governed by overwhelming political forces? This film is also my personal tribute to the city of Halifax and its residents.

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  • Maciej Piątek
    Words, Contemplating Hell, The Love in the Age of the EU
  • Maciej Piątek
  • Maciej Piątek
  • Matylda Gerber
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    documentary, video essay, experimental
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 20, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    digital, mixed sources
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Distribution Information
  • Friday Fever Promotions
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Director Biography - Maciej Piątek

Maciej Piatek / aka VJ Pietrushka / is a Polish born UK based artist and filmmaker. His work involves a determined and authentic pursuit of visual experimentations. His works often explore the themes of human displacement and disconnection, social inequality and politics. His work has recently received a significant amount of exposure on the international video poetry circuit. As a VJ he closely co-operates with Shepherds of Cats, a group of improvising musicians from Poland with whom he performed a series of audio-video improvised concerts in various European venues such as: Café OTO in London and In Situ Art Society in Bonn, Germany. His work has been screened & exhibited both nationally and internationally in places such as: the ICA in London, Arnolfini in Bristol and the Art Gallery of SESI-SP in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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