Sharon Lockhart’s film Rudzienko was shot over three years in collaboration with the residents of the Youth Center for Sociotherapy in Rudzienko, Poland. Building on a relationship she established in 2009 with a young girl, Milena, who later moved to the center, Lockhart conceived of a series of workshops to empower the young women to find their voice. The group worked together to develop dialog and movements out of their collective activities. The resulting film depicts a mix of conversations, from the philosophical to everyday teenage concerns, and actions both theatrical and mundane voicing the girls’ rich humanity. The Polish language film proposes an innovative approach to the relationship of image to language by offsetting the conversations with their textual translations into English, creating a space of quiet reflection.
USA / Poland 2016
53 min · Colour
Julia BarbarewiczWeronika BułaAleksandra CiechomskaKatarzyna DrozdMałgorzata JańczykNatalia KrukDżesika ŁazinkaKlaudia MatyjaVanessa MazurWeronika MechlińskaAgnieszka MillerSelena MroczekMarta OlszewskaNadia OzgaPatrycja PietrucianisNatalia RutkowskaAnna RutzMarcelina SkibaMilena SłowińskaWeronika SzałapskaWiktoria SzcześniakAndżelika SzczepańskaKlaudia TomczakAnita Wyka
Sharon Lockhart, born in 1964 in Norwood, USA, lives and works in Los Angeles. Over the past twenty-five years she has created an extensive body of work in film and photography. Many of her projects involve years of in-depth research and collaboration with particular communities. Lockhart’s work has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums worldwide.Filmography
1994 Khalil, Shaun, a Woman under the Influence; 16 min. 1997 Goshogaoka; 63 min. 1999 Teatro Amazonas; 40 min. 2003 Nō; 32 min., Forum 2010 2005 Pine Flat; 137 min., Forum Expanded 2006 2008 Lunch Break; 83 min., Forum Expanded 2009 · Exit; 41 min. 2009 Podwórka; 32 min., Forum Expanded 2010 · Double Tide; 99 min., Forum 2010 2016 Rudzienko
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017
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