Jakub Radej | Poland | 2017 | 25'
Category - Shorts, Rites of Passage
An unsentimental look at the cold and formal process of disposing of the remnants of life, Dust is a visual exploration of what happens after the death of a person with no relatives. The film captures the bureaucratic processes of cleaning, cataloging, auctioning people’s worldly possessions, while at the same time preparing their lifeless bodies for burial. We see the tragedy of human existence, as it highlights the frailty of life and the solitary existence of these people whose death is managed by administrative bodies rather than by loving relatives. The camera, which acts as both witness and distant observer, captures the procedures of passage until all that is left is dust.
Production Company:University of Silesia, Krzysztof Kieslowski Radio and Television Department
Sound:Tomasz Dukszta, Jan Chojnacki, Maciej Krakówka