Starting Point
Director: Michał Szcześniak
Country: Poland
Year of production: 2014
Duration: 25 min
Subject:
  • Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • The right to health care
  • Right to human dignity
  • Right to liberty
  • The right to social security
  • Places of captivity
Audience:
  • Institutions of the state penitentiary system of Ukraine
  • Lawyers
  • Employees of penitentiary system
  • Activists / NGOs

Aneta ‘rebelled to the max’ at the age of nineteen and wound up in prison for murder. Nine years later, her daily routine takes her from behind the walls of the prison to a care home for the elderly. One of the residents, Helena, has been ill ever since infancy. In her opinion, the young woman has everything she could want for. And so Helena, whose knowledge of the world has come “from the windows of hospitals and coaches”, avidly asks Aneta about her life. A test awaits Aneta… and help will come from Helena.

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Michał Szcześniak

Michał Szcześniak is a director, screenwriter, writer and journalist. He was awarded a Polish Filmmakers Association young film artist’s grant in 2013. His short feature, Lódka, received numerous awards both in Poland and abroad, and his screenplay Goliath and his most recent film SashkaSashkaare all prizewinners as well. He is currently in pre-production for a full-length feature.

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