Polish documentaries at Sheffield Doc Fest

"Drill, baby drill" by Lech Kowalski and "F*ck For Forest" by Michal Marczak will be screened at Sheffield Film Festival


12-16 June
15 Paternoster Row 
Sheffield S1 2BX

Drill Baby Drill

12 Jun, 3.30pm
Showroom 1

14 Jun, 10am
Showroom 4

Drill Baby Drill
Dir: Lech Kowalski
Producer: Odile Allard
France, 2013, 84 min, HDCAM, English, Polish

In rural Pennsylvania, the cows are unwell. It is the heart of shale gas mining, and the farmers are belatedly realizing the devastation that the fracking has had upon their livelihoods. Filmmaker Lech Kowalski is taking careful note of what is happening in Pennsylvania – it is the harbinger of what is to come in Poland. Kowalski is on hand with his probing camera as a group of farmers in Eastern Poland awaken to the reality that Chevron is preparing to establish numerous mines on their land. Initially open to the idea, their internet research, coupled with their blackening well water, quickly sends alarm bells ringing. They mobilize to stop Chevron, but is it too late? A lack of concrete information, and the secretive nature of Chevron’s plans perpetuate an atmosphere of fear and paranoia, in this David vs. Goliath story with a surprising ending.

F*ck For Forest

13 Jun 10:00
Showroom 4

F*ck For Forest
Dir. Michał Marczak
Producer(s):Michał Marczak , Mikołaj Pokromski
Poland, Germany, 2012, 90 min, DCP, Norwegian, English, Spanish, German

Berlin’s Fuck For Forest is one of the world’s most bizarre charities. Based on the idea that sex can save the world, the NGO raises money for their environmental cause by selling home-made erotic films on the internet. Meet Danny, a troubled soul, as he accidentally discovers this exuberant, neo-hippy world where sexual liberation merges with global altruism, and joins their already colourful operation. From the streets of Berlin to the depths of the Amazon, together they are on a planet-saving mission to buy a piece of forest and save the indigenous peoples from the sick, sick West.

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