Presented in collaboration with KADIST
Rudzienko, a town outside Warsaw, Poland, is home to the Youth Center for Socio-Therapy. Lockhart befriended a number of young women living in the group home, and together, over two summers, they collaborated on this film. In a series of carefully composed vignettes, which appear at times like still photographs, the adolescents slow dance, fly a kite, and talk. Their translated dialogue appears in text scrolls between scenes—musings on their lives, their emotions, and their desires. “I pay attention to children,” the filmmaker has remarked. Powerfully, she also encouraged the young women to pay attention to their own expressiveness.