SCARS

POLISH TITLE: BLIZNY

Vetrichelvi was just 17 years old when she joined the terrorist organization of Tamil Tigers. During decades long civil war in Sri Lanka she lost one arm and one eye, but also became known as a radical ideologist of the movement and a poet. Now she is determined to find her former comrades and write a book about the untold stories of the female fighters. In a country, where those who speak out very often disappear, Vetrichelvi’s mission is a dangerous one and a game changer. Filmed over the course of 4 years "Scars" is a road movie through a postwar country still troubled by riots between the two nations and a journey into the past recreated by unique archives and cinematic reconstructions. It‘s a universal story of life after war, of wounds that do not heal and scars that remain for generations to come. A story told from a female perspective.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland, Germany
RUNNING TIME:
80'
YEAR:
COLOUR:
colour
DIRECTING:
Agnieszka Zwiefka
SCRIPT:
Agnieszka Zwiefka
PRODUCTION:
Chilli Productions, Kloos & co. Ost Ug

Agnieszka Zwiefka »

For over 12 years she has cooperated with TVP as an author of various awarded TV programs and short documentary forms. In 2007 she obtained her PhD in new media and ever since worked as a lecturer of television journalism and interactive films at the University of Wroclaw specializing in multimedia storytelling. In 2010 she has established a production company Chilli Productions that currently produces TV series, programs for TVP and documentary films. Her film “Albert Cinema” was developed during Lisbon Docs, Dragon Forum and presented at the Docu Talents from the East at 2012 Karlovy Vary Film Festival as well as in many festivals. In 2013 she participated in ESoDoc training with the project “The Queen of Silence”.