How to Make a Documentary in One Day
In 1980, one of the world's most famous Polish directors, Krzysztof Kieślowski, created a film entitled "Talking Heads." In 2023, young people have widely used or taken inspiration from fragments of the this film to create their own videos on TikTok. Often they do not know who these fragments come from.

Kieślowski made his film in a way that was very simple, but also very effective. He asked two simple questions to people at each age from 1 to 100: "Who are you?" and "What do you want?" In 18 minutes he showed the whole life of a human being.

During the workshop, we will take inspiration from Kieślowski's film and the most successful attempts to remake it on social media. We will create short 1-2 minute videos (also using photos). These will be diaries of a single day-in-the-life, which we will put on a YouTube channel created for this purpose. Viewed one by one, they will create a vivid and true portrait of the youth of 2023.


Sunday, July 30th: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, August 1st: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Saturday, August 5th: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Location of Workshop:

The Boiler | ELM Foundation - 191 N 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

ELM Foundation is a community-based nonprofit that promotes the healing and transformative power of the arts by advocating the benefits of art therapy and providing multidisciplinary arts education for kids. The Boiler is a gallery within ELM Foundation that plays host to a variety of events, contributing equitable access to exhibition space, creative resources, and mentorship. 

About the Instructor: PIOTR STASIK

Director of award-winning documentaries and feature films, screenwriter and cinematographer from Poland. Nominated for the European Film Award for the film "21 x New York". His feature debut "Moths" was developed as part of the Biennale College at the Venice Film Festival. Piotr will be premiering his latest film "FILM FOR ALIENS" this year at the Greenpoint Film Festival on Saturday, August 5th at 2:30 PM.
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