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The End of the Valley Of Tears

“The End of the Valley of Tears” is a film about Romanian Tichilesti, the last leper colony in Europe, place of human suffering and dramas unfold. This small village is also a space where humanity as a concept has been brutally redefined. It has been erased from the world maps for decades. Once inhabited by a few hundred people, today only 8 lepers remain. Year after year, more die off. This is the last chance for us to hear the villagers’ dramatic story. The story very timely in today's world...

  • Jarosław Wszędybył
  • Jarosław Wszędybył
  • Przemysław Miękinia
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    1 hour 7 minutes 58 seconds
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    February 1, 2022
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    180,000 EUR
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Director Biography - Jarosław Wszędybył

Graduate of polish philology. Lecturer at the Film and Television Direction
Department of Polish National Film School in Lodz. He had been educated by the giants of Polish
documentary: Kazimierz Karabasz and Lidia Zonn. He works in both - fiction and documentary as
well. His last docu - "The Dragon Spring" was qualified for over the dozen international festivals, winning, among others the award for the best documentary at the Buzau International Film

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Home to hundreds of people, Tichilesti vanished from all maps for decades,
purged from them by the communist government of Romania.
Today, only 8 people remain in the village.
When the last one of them dies, Tichilesti will once again vanish from maps.
This time for good.
This film is dedicated to the memory of Doctor Razvan Vasiliu (1957-2020),
long-time director and devoted doctor of the Tichilesti leper colony.