30.09. - 09.10.2021

Peking 2008 Poland 2008 | 39 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Dagmara Drzazga

Dagmara Drzazga, born in 1968 in Poland, Polish TV-journalist and author of many reportages and documentaries, In 2003 she was awarded the Grand Prix Documentary at Circom Regional - IF of Public Televisions in Italy and the “White Cobra” Grand Prix at the 12th Polish Festival of Mass Media in Lodz, Poland.

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This Peking has nothing to do with the capital of China. It refers to a quarter in the Polish industrial town of Katowice in Upper Silesia. Its inhabitants refer to it as“Miracle Quarter”. It consists of derelict apartment blocks, home to the poorest of the poor, gypsies and the unemployed. Some have been re-housed to the quarter after failing to pay their rent elsewhere – “the damned”, as they call themselves. Everyday life is marked by alcoholism and despair. This half-hour film draws an unadorned picture of the inhabitants’ struggle for survival.


Original title: Peking 2008
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Polish
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Dagmara Drzazga
Screenplay: Dagmara Drzazga
Producer: Monica Radecka
Director of Photography: Mieczyslaw Chudzik
Music: Dagmara Drzazga, Ewa Blachut
Production Design:
Editor: Ewa Piskor
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: Beta
German Distributor:
World Sales: TVP S.A., J.P. Woronicza Str.17, 00-999 Warschau, Poland, Tel: +48 225 47 61 39, Fax: +48 225 47 75 83, email:
Production: Telewizja Polska


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