escape-from-hell

 

2016, 58 min, Poland
Polish and German with English subtitles

Direction/Reżyseria
ERNEST SAJ

Cinematography/Zdjęcia
BARTOSZ JURGIEWICZ

Editing/Montaż
MICHAŁ OCHNICKI

Produced by/Produkcja
SAJ INDEPENDENCE FILM

 

A documentary about the tragedy of parents whose children were taken away by the Jugendant, an organization responsible for child welfare in Germany. During the meetings with the biological parents and their children, it is forbidden to speak in your native tongue or show the child any emotions. The parents must pay the institution childcare. The film crew interviewed a government official who previously worked at the organization. He states that in Germany the Jugendamt is a lucrative business. The creators try to explain what the parents really pay and how the payments are calculated. They also show an attempt to rescue children from the organization, German families who are hiding in Poland, and the escape of a Polish family trying to get back home with their children.
 

ERNEST SAJ

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Born in 1983 in Krasnystaw. Documentary film director and reporter. He started his TV career in 2006 by filming his first movie on a fishing boat. Since 2008 he has worked in TVP Szczecin. He deals with social and intervention topics. He prepares also rapports for such programs as: “Wokół Nas”, “Magazyn Ekspresu Reporterów”, “Celownik”, “Telekurier”, “Raport z Polski”.

 

GALLERY THEATRE

NOVEMBER 20 at 3:00 pm.

 

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