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Ghetto Gospel

ABOUT THE FILM

Sixteen-year old Dominik lives in Warsaw’s district Praga. Because of committed offences he will soon be placed in a social-therapeutic centre. In the last month of freedom he tries to catch up on all unfinished business – first of all he wants to record a rap song in the studio because rap has always been his passion. Meanwhile, the Christian missionaries appear on his street and offer him help in carrying out his musical plans. Thanks to a long conversation with them, the boy unexpectedly converts.

GENRE: documentary
COUNTRY: Poland
RUNNING TIME: 26'
YEAR: 2011
DIRECTING: Jakub Radej
SCRIPT: Jakub Radej
DOP: Jakub Radej
EDITOR: Tomasz Wolski
PRODUCTION: Anna Gawlita/ KIJORA
Film co-financed by Polish Film Institute

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directed by: Jakub Radej
dop: Jakub Radej
sound on set: Jakub Radej
sound design: Marek Wojnarowski, Grzegorz Rozwadowski
edited by: Tomasz Wolski, Jakub Radej
artistic supervision: Piotr Stasik, Tomasz Wolski
Producer: Anna Gawlita
Production: Kijora
co financed: Polish Film Institute

AUTHORS

Jakub Radej – the youngest director whose film was co-financed by Polish Film Institute (“Ghetto Gospel”). He works as a director assistant with Wojtek Smarzowski “Traffic Department”, “Volynia” (film in production) and Maciej Żak “Convoy” (film in production)/. Currently he studies culture at Radio and Television Department of the Silesian University.

He’s a graduate of DOK PRO and the Film Kindergarten in the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. He was studying Cultural Studies at University of Warsaw.

Clips director for best polish rapper such as: Sokol and Marysia Starosta, KaeNa.

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

11th International Film Festival Era New Horizons, Poland, 2011 (competition)
54th International Festival of Documentary and Short Films of Bilbao, Spain, 2012 (screening)

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