Marzyciel z Zorzor reż|dir Rafał Skalski | PL | 2021 | 16 min prod|pro Mark Riedemann, Jonas Soto zdj|ph Kacper Czubak muz|mus Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine mon|ed Filip Drzewiecki, Rafał Skalski
The 19-year-old Ballah helps his father in the tailor’s workshop, but in fact he dreams of becoming a world-famous footballer in Europe. This goal is extremely difficult to achieve in Zorzor, a small town in Liberia, not so long ago affected by the Ebola epidemic. Ballah is trying to convince a local catechist, who is sceptical about football dreams, to his idea.
— RAFAŁ SKALSKI, Graduated of Film Directing at the Film School in Łódź and a member of the Polish Film Academy. His feature documentary "Monk of the Sea" (2016) had its international premiere at the 69th Locarno Film Festival (the Semaine de la Critique section). Since 2007 his films have been screened and awarded at dozens of international festivals, such as IDFA Amsterdam, Kraków Film Festival, DOXA Vancouver, HOT DOCS Toronto – mostly documentaries like „52 percent” (2007), „Lovers” (2009). In 2010 he directed 30’ tv short fiction „Play with me”. In recent years, he has been developing his documentary skills by directing TV documentary series for CANAL+ and Discovery. One of them, "Kamil Stoch. The Untold Story" has been broadcast in 92 countries. "Wartime Portraits", was available on Netflix, combines documentary and animation techniques.