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Gdy powieje harmattan | ©Szymon Kudła, Inspiracje i Energia
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Brief synopsis

Barbara is 25 and lives in Accra, the capital of Ghana. As an eight-year-old girl, she shared the fate of thousands of Ghanaian children who were put to slave labour by their own parents. For years Barbara functioned in a world full of abuse, violence and fear but she survived. Although full of anger, she has been supporting her parents and pays for the family, but their expectations keep rising. One day, together with her eldest brother, Kweku, she returns to her hometown to solve some family problems. Before that can happen, Barbara has to finally confront her parents.


Director of photographyMarcin Sauter
DirectorEdyta Wróblewska
Crowd 2nd AD (local system)Maja Kudła
EditorAnna Garncarczyk
ProducerEdyta Wróblewska
Co-producerMateusz Wajda
Co-producerAdam Ślesicki
Co-producerOmenaa Mensah
Co-producerKatarzyna Ślesicka
Co-producerAgnieszka Rostropowicz-Rutkowska
Co-producerMarta Dużbabel
Production managerZofia Kujawska
Assistant production managerKrzysztof Lewandowski
Production sound mixerDariusz Wancerz


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Edyta Wróblewska2020Krakow Film Festival [pl]
Honorable mention Polish Docs Pro (pitching)
Honorable mention Polish Docs Pro (pitching)Winner


2024PolandDocs Against Gravity
Polish Competition
Polish Competition

Cinema releases and premieres

PremiereWednesday, 15/05/2024Millenium Docs Against Gravity [pl]