About This Project

Love and Rubbish | Why Poverty?

An estimated five million people are homeless in Russia; one million of them are children.

This film takes an look at the lives of a group of children living on a rubbish dump outside of Moscow, showing the hardships they face and the dreams they hold on to.

Film is part of the „Why Poverty?” Project, which is a curated selection of full length and short documentaries about poverty in the world. It has been directed by oscar nominated director, Hanna Polak, known for such films, as „The Children of Leningradsky” and recently „Something Better to Come”.

A Corto di Donne | Women’s Short Film Festival 2014, Best Short Film in the category: Documentary.

official selections:
IDFA | International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam 2012
One World Festival | International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague, category: Docs for Kids 2014
CCCB | Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona 2013
DocPoint | Helsinki Documentary Film Festival 2015
Human District | International Film Festival of Human Rights in Belgrade 2014
Document Film Festival | International Human Rights Documentary in Glasgow, Youth Programme 2014
Southside Film Festival in Glasgow, Short Films 2013
IHRFF | 8th International Human Rights Film Festival in Albenia 2013
ALTER-NATIVE | 21stInternational Short Film Festival in Tirgu-Mures, Romania 2013
9th Children’s International Film Festival in India 2014

director: Hanna Polak
cinematography: Hanna Polak, Mariusz Margas, Ivan Phynogyeyev
producer: Jan Rofekamp, Hanna Polak, Anne Dillon, Eva Laxa
production company: Films Transit International Inc., Steps International, Hanna Polak Films LLC
editor: Andrzej Juraszczyk

Andrzej Juraszczyk