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Thursday, October 8 • 21:00 - 22:30
Something Better To Come

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Ten-year-old Yula, has but one dream—to escape the largest garbage dump in Europe and lead a normal life.

For 14 years, Oscar-nominated director Hanna Polak follows Yula as she grows up in the forbidden territory of Svalka, the largest garbage dump in Europe, 13 miles from the Kremlin in Putin’s Russia.

SOMETHING BETTER TO COME is Yula’s story and is a dramatic cinema vérité story about coming of age -- and maturing to the point of taking destiny into one’s own hands. 

It is a universal story of hope, courage, and life.



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Christine Engh

Sub editor, Aftenposten
Christine Engh is sub editor at Norway's leading quality newspaper, Aftenposten. | She is chief programmer for the Investigative Film Festival at GIJC-2015.

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Hanna Polak

Filmmaker, Hanna Polak Films
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Hanna Polak graduated with the Master Degree from the Cinematography division of the Cinematography Institute of the Russian Federation (VGIK), in Moscow. | | In 2003, she was awarded Best Producer of Documentary Movies at the International Film Festival in Krakow for Railway Station Ballad. | | In 2004 Hanna completed her documentary film, The Children of Leningradsky, which was nominated for an Oscar in the... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 21:00 - 22:30
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

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