Ten-year-old Yula has but one dream - to lead a normal life. For 14 years, Hanna Polak follows Yula as she grows up in the forbidden territory of Svalka, the garbage dump located 13 miles from the Kremlin in Putin's Russia.
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Yula is a beautiful 10-year-old girl who lives in the shadow of the abundance of Moscow-in Europe's largest junkyard called the Svalka. Situated 13 miles from the Kremlin, just on the outskirts of Putin's big showcase of a city, the Svalka is a huge mountain of trash, 17 stories high and stretching for over 2 miles. It is a fenced, walled-in area, heavily guarded by security to keep intruders out. No trespassing and no filming is allowed here, where inside the dump's walls, criminal activity is unchecked. When one enters the Svalka, he becomes a slave employed by the mafia who run the dump's illegal recycling centers. Vodka is a currency here. For most of the people who enter the Svalka, this is their last stop before death, especially when the cold Russian winter storms sweep across this mountain of waste. Although life is grim and dismal for the Svalka's inhabitants, it also brings out the best in people. They generously share their vodka and last breadcrumbs with each other and ...
Amazing work of over 14 years filming , uplifting, powerful story.
Amazing work of over 14 years filming , uplifting, powerful story. Be the Change. A young girl's story into survival of impossible, from dumbness and dirt of dump into her own place on earth .This is a story of hope and beauty of human nature. It has changed my way of looking at others , I have seen the beauty of human nature, a poetry of human being in spite of how fallen and degraded may his surroundings be. The movie is about power of Hope and how it has carried Yula out of the rotten rubbish damp into her own place on Earth . This powerful story is dressed up in beautiful images. Poetry of Hanna Polak filming has been renowned worldwide, allowing us to see the Light where there seems to be only dirt and desperation.
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