Original Title: Zaraza
English/International title: The Plague
Director: Monika Kotecka
Writers: Monika Kotecka, Beata Bartecka
A film essay about how the virus infects thoughts and perception of our reality. Combining the historic ’63 smallpox epidemic in Wrocław, Poland with modern-day coronavirus pandemic we look at people functioning in the world of fake news and disinformation.
The project was granted scholarships from Polish Film Instutite (script development) and the President of Wrocław (on behalf of artistic work and contribution to culture for Monika Kotecka) along with qualifying for participation in prestigious IDFAcademy within last year’s International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.