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Explore the worlds of beauty salons, bowling alleys, young Black women’s relationships with their hair and hair stylists, and street art. From tales of resilience and triumph to poignant explorations of daily struggles, these films offer an authentic and relatable portrayal of the human experience, reminding us of our shared humanity and the power of storytelling to connect us all. The shorts Friday Night Blind and Inside the Beauty Bubble are documentaries that follow individuals whose authentic lives make a big impact in their communities.

Made from never-used footage shot in 2009 at the Central Railway Station in Warsaw, Poland. As the outdated station prepares for modernization, we are introduced to a 17-year-old gay man struggling with personal issues and a reluctance to return home. The film artfully juxtaposes the stillness of travelers waiting for their trains against the protagonist's emotional turmoil. He expresses his fear of the rumored 2012 apocalypse and his desire to learn how to live like "normal" people in the limited time he believes he has left. The film stands as a poignant reminder of the continuous evolution of both society and the individual – a testament to the power of hope, adaptation, and personal growth.

  • Runtime
    5 minutes
  • Language
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  • Director
    Michał Biliński
  • Producer
    Michał Biliński
  • Cinematographer
    Cinematography: Jakub Dobiasz