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THE FRUITS OF THE BLACK SOIL
screenplay and direction: Mirosław Dembiński
photography: Tomasz Dobrowolski
editing: Bogusława Furga
music: Stanisław Sojka
1992 / 35 mm / 12 min.
This film is a very subjective vision of the total destruction of Silesia (the most urbanized region in Poland) by heavy industry, beginning with foliage and ending with human genes. The symbolic image of pregnant women who bear crippled children (among pollutions), pays shocking testimony to our time - "the post industrial era".
at the Media Festival “Man in Danger” in Łódź
Second prize at the Environmental Film Festival in Nowogard (Poland) 1992
Golden Gate Award at the International Film Festival in San Francisco (USA) 1993
Second prize at the Environmental Film Festival in Łódź (Poland) 1993
Special Prize of Jury at the Environmental Film Festival in Ostrava (Slovakia) 1993
“The Fruits of the Black Soil” | Film
Mirosław Dembiński’s glorious film, “The Fruits of the Black Soil”, deservedly found itself among the favourites for the main prize. It is not just a "portrayal of a dilapidated Silesia”, but also a powerful piece of cinema. Hence, the supreme photographic expressionism, clean editing, awareness of the film’s context and the title instantaneously associates it with Kazimierz Kutz’s unforgettable film.