Ghetto Gospel

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.

Directed by: Jakub Radej
Script: Jakub Radej
Genre: documentary
Total time: 27 min.
Year of production: 2011
Production: Kijora Film – Anna Gawlita
Cinematography: Jakub Radej
Editor: Tomasz Wolski, Jakub Radej

Awards and festivals:

2011 Amateur Film Festival “Filmowe Zwierciadła”, Ostrołęka, Poland; won: Grand Prix

2011 Ireneusz Radz “Publicist” International Independent Film Festival, Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Poland; won: Grand Prix.

2011 International Film Festival “Off Cinema”, Poznań, Poland; won: Honorable mention

2011 Opole Film Festival “Opolskie Lamy”, Opole, Poland – Amateur Film Competition; won: Grand Prix

2011 Solanin Film Festival, Nowa Sól; Poland, won: Grand Prix

2011 International Film Festival “Allowed to 21”, Warsaw, Poland; won: Grand Prix

2011 International Film Festival “Ars Independent”, Katowice, Poland; won: Main Award in kilOFF Amateur Film Competition