|Tomorrow’s a Day Away|
POLAND / 2008 / Polish, Dari / Color / Video / 79 min
Director, Script: Beata Dzianowicz
Photography: Jacek Petrycki
Editing: Katarzyna Maciejko-Kowalczyk
Sound: Jaroslaw Roszyk
Producer: Krzysztof Kopczynski
Production Company, Source: Eureka Media
In 2006, a documentary production course entitled “Kabul—My City“ was held at the Art School in Kabul, Afghanistan. Students were given video cameras and professional help by a young Polish filmmaker, Jacek Szaranski. This film records the progress of the course, from the teenage students’ initial ambitions to make pre-scripted “masterpieces“ with a focus on technical savvy, to their discovering the rewards of waiting for their subjects to trust them and open up to their cameras. They train their lenses on subjects close by—neighborhood children, the kites they fly, and themselves—and begin to address their own experiences of childhood in a war-stricken land. Awarded the Critic’s Week Award at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2008. Screening supported by the Embassy of Poland.
Born in 1969 in Katowice, Poland. Director, screenwriter, editor. Graduated from Silesian University in literature studies and film & television direction. Filmography includes The Cell with a View (1996), Dreams and Death (1998), The Art of Conducting (2000), Signs (2001), Lessons of Hope (2002), Words and Signs (2002), Not Entirely Sentimental Journey (2003), and Deyna (2003).