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The Superunit

The Superunit

Superjednostka (Polish for Superunit) is a huge block of flats designed as a “housing machine”. Up to three thousand people can live on 15 floors of the building. The lifts only stop every three floors so the residents must go through a maze of corridors and stairs in order to get to their flats. The main characters of the documentary are people living in Superjednostka and going through important moments of their lives there. This is where their emotions throb, their expectations engender, and their desires come true ... or not. 762 flat doors and 762 stories. We open only a few of them.

Teresa Czepiec is a short film director and author of artistic installations in public spaces. She studied Architecture at the Krakow University of Technology, Visual Arts in Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains in France, and Directing at the Radio and Television Faculty of the University of Silesia in Katowice. Czepiec is a graduate of the Wajda School's DOK PRO documentary program. SUPERUNIT premiered at DOK Leipzig in 2014. // Films (selection): SUPERJEDNOSTKA (Superunit, 2014, short doc)

"Gimme Shelter!" 2015

Teresa Czepiec

Poland 2014
DCP / color
20 minutes

Paweł Dyllus
Jerzy Zawadzki
Krzysztof Ridan
Aida Nadeem
Adam Ślesicki (Wajda Studio / Wajda School)