Heda

Heda

45' 2020
dir.: Kamil Witkowski

Heda - a refugee from Chechnya who found the meaning of life in volunteering

 

Heda with her five children fled Chechnya's wars and her sadist husband for Poland. In a refugee center she met Marina, who taught her a new word - volunteer. From then on, they worked together, helping people without a home and those lonely in retirement homes and those in prisons. When Heda became seriously ill, Marina invented this film for her. It kept Heda alive, offering a way to share herself with others once again and in one more role. And that is why, while Heda passed away shortly after shooting finished, the film is not sad, nor is it a film about dying. It is a touching, truly sisterly double-voice of Marina and Heda about life made rich by generosity. With humor and tenderness, but without being sentimental, Marina Hulia and Kamil Witkowski manage to show us Heda, a truly beautiful flower of the Caucasus. 

Maciej Nowicki

45' 2020 Poland
Director
Kamil Witkowski