Touch of Freedom

Running time: 11’38’’

Production: PL 2015

Poland has a tradition of coal mining existing for more than 200 years. After the excruciating hard work inside the deep, dark, hot and claustrophobic environment of the coal mines, some of the Polish miners return home to nurture a hobby that makes us wonder about the journey they make every day to earn their living and also to nurture a special passion - they raise postal pigeons. The film observes, without using any words, the dark strong contrast that exists in the two spaces that the miners traverse every day - the pitch-black darkness of the mines and the open skies the miners gaze at as their pigeons fly everyday to keep fit. What does it say about the miners? What does it say about us as human beings?




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