THE DAM

Natalia Koniarz - 22 mins | Poland, 20198

A father and a son on a trip. They meet to spend some time together after the period when they broke off contacts. But it is not a carefree weekend at a hut in the Bieszczady mountains. The drunk father asks a rhetorical question: “And what, did you think it would be easy?” Building the eponymous dam on a mountain stream may be understood as fighting your own weakness, making joint efforts to overcome bias and mutual grievances. In the pool thus created, they may find expurgation and (temporary) solace.

Available from 29.06

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Competition International Documentary

Natalia Koniarz

Born in 1996. Second-year student of Film Directing at the Faculty of Radio and Television in Katowice. Has made short feature forms and music videos. Travels extensively and pursues feature photography.