"Sfora" ("The Pack") is a film about convicts who, thanks to working with dogs, discover emotions in themselves and face a chance to change their lives. It is also a story about Captain Tomek, who introduced this program and who believes that he can change not only the results of resocialization in Polish prisons, but also the fate of abandoned dogs. The group of prisoners must face a world that until now was completely alien to them. In a world where emotions can not be shown - because they are considered a weakness - they must use them to give hope to their charges for a better life. However, in a few weeks of training, convicts not only change dogs to be adopted, but also themselves.

Filmmakers

Tadeusz Chudy

Director, camera operator
I studied philosophy and film studies at the Jagiellonian University and the implementation of a film image and photography at the Department of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia in Katowice. I am the author of the short documentary film "Kinky" (2017) and the short feature debut "Backfist" (2018). My first photographic book - released as part of the Kinky project - will have its premiere at Leica. I am interested in people and events around us that we do not have direct access to. I do not want to duplicate stereotypes, but look at them from the inside, believing that each person deserves understanding.

Bartosz Łuniewski

Screenwriter
I was born in 1975 and I am a screenwriter, a graduate in psychology and film studies of the Jagiellonian University. I write scripts for TV series and short films. The space of my interests is to understand a man in situations where his current norms of conduct require verification.

Jakub Chojnacki

Sound director
I graduated from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the direction of Jazz and stage music, and Designing games and virtual space at the University of Silesia, where I am currently a lecturer. I am a sound director for short films, in which I also deal with post-production. My main area of interest today is spatial and especially ambisonic sound and its use in documentary films.

Rafał Sakowski

Producer
In the "Sfora" project I am interested in the limit of humanity and the perception of groups of people or animals through the prism of the "first impression". Observing whether tandems of people and dogs who are excluded from society will be able to find the right way - it is an interesting mirror for ourselves. Therefore, this project must be implemented, but also shown to the widest possible audience.

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