written and directed by Pavel Stingl
Awards in Prague, Lublin, and Warsaw
written and directed by Pavel Stingl director of photography Miroslav Janek produced by K2 s.r.o., Yeti Films Sp. z o.o., Evolution Films s.r.o., Czech Television - Ostrava Studio
These same homes and houses, these same streets where many years ago Jews spent every moment fighting for survival, are today inhabited by new residents. Before World War II, Baluty was a feared crime-ridden neighbourhood. Immediately after occupying Poland, the Nazis established a Jewish ghetto here, which housed 200,000 Jews waiting for their death. After the autumn of 1941, they were joined by Jews from five Czech transports. Life in the poor, working-class district of the industrial town of Lodz is marked by poverty, alcohol and unemployment. Baluty then and Baluty now have much in common.