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DOCUMENTARY, MID LENGHT
PROD. FUNDACJA KULTURA KRESU
IN THE OUTSKIRTS OF POLAND,  IN THE MIDDLE OF BIALOWIEZA FOREST, THE VERY SMALL REMAINING PART OF PRIMEVAL FOREST THAT ONCE COVERED THE WHOLE CONTINENT, A TEEN BOY WITH AN AUTISM SPECTRUM IS GROWING UP TO SOON BECOME YOUNG ADULT.
HE LIVES WITH HIS  MOTHER  JOANNA  IN A WOODEN HUT THAT ONCE BELONGED TO THE SOCIALIST STATE GOVERNORS, WHERE ONE CAN FIND NO ELECTRICITY, RUNNING WATER, OR ANY INTERNET CONNECTION. HOWEVER, DAN IS VERY CONNECTED - TO THE WORLD AROUND HIM. HE FEELS HOME WITH PLANTS AND WILD ANIMALS LIKE A BISON - ONE ACTUALLY HANGS OUT AROUND THEIR DOOR. HIS LANGUAGE IS INTUITIVE AND NATURAL, HIS INSTINCTS PRESERVED AND HIS NEEDS SIMILAR TO OURS - "THE INSIDE GENERATION". IT IS ALSO VERY MUCH THANKS TO JOANNA, WHOSE UNCONVENTIONAL MINDSET  ALLOWED BOTH OF THEM TO CREATE A UNIQUE SYMBIOSIS OF ISOLATION, HARMONY, AND INTEGRATION WITH THE REAL WORLD INSIDE  THE OFF - CIVILISATION ENVIRONMENT. IT MIGHT BE COMPARED TO THE SMALL ROUTER BOX, WHICH TRANSMITS INFORMATION THROUGH DIFFERENT SIGNALS. THAT IS HOW THEIR LIFE IN THE FOREST LOOKS LIKE: EVERY WEEK VISITED BY ALL SORTS OF PEOPLE - FRIENDS, TRAVELERS, WONDERERS, SCIENTISTS, ARTISTS, DISCOVERERS -  THEY COLLECT IMPULSES OF IDEAS AND EMOTIONS, WHICH HELP THEM BUILT THE IMAGE OF THE WORLD, THEY CAN'T OR WON'T  BE A PART OF PHYSICALLY. THEIR PLACE WORKS LIKE AN ASYLUM FOR AN ANCIENT WAY OF DATA SHARING.  UFORTUNETALY, THE FINAL DAY OF THIS SANCTUARY APPROACHES - ONE DAY JOANNA RECEIVES A HEARTBREAKING LETTER - THEY MUST MOVE OUT BY THE END OF THE YEAR.   HOW WILL DAN SURVIVE IT?
THE PROJECT WAS A PART OF THE EAST DOC PLATFORM IN PRAGUE IN 2018 AND DOC LAB POLAND (WARSAW PART) SAME YEAR.




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