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Six weeks

  • Poland
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Living on welfare payments too small to survive on, in a tiny apartment with no hot water or gas, a single mother has no choice but to give her newborn to an orphanage. Six weeks is an intimate and powerful short that documents a mother’s painful goodbye as her baby, along with so many other babies, awaits its future in a Polish orphanage.


  • Original Title
    Sześć tygodni
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Marcin Janos Krawczyk
  • Cinematography
    Wojciech Staroń
  • Editing
    Agnieszka Glińska
  • Sound
    Małgorzata Staroń
  • Runtime
    19 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Doc à Tunis, Tunisia, 2010
    • Documentarist, Turkey, 2010
    • Message to Man International Film Festival, St Petersburg, Russia, 2010
    • Collecchio Video Film Festival, Italy, 2010
    • Festival Silhouette Courts Metrages, France, 2010
    • East Silver Market 2009, Czech Republic, 2009
    • 22nd International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), 2009
    • Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2010
    • Monterrey International Film Festival, Mexico, 2010
  • Awards
    • East Silver Market 2009, Czech Republic - SILVER EYE AWARDS - Best Short Documentary
    • 22nd International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), 2009 - Best Short Documentary
    • Monterrey International Film Festival, Mexico, 2010 - Best Short Documentary Film is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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