DOK Leipzig Film Festival

6 Degrees

6 Degrees

The world is full of secrets. Or did you know the theory that says that every human being on earth is connected to every other human being by six degrees of separation? But why theory? Bartosz Dombrowski puts it to the test and invites the audience on a very special kind of road movie: getting from a randomly chosen female punk musician in Warsaw to a randomly chosen Mexican peasant via a maximum of six contacts. How this works? The musician sends the crew to a punk veteran in London, who sends them to a family therapist in Miami, who knows the campaign manager of a Mexican presidential candidate in Mexico City etc. Every contact reduces the distance to Marco, the Mexican peasant and goal of all efforts. But this story would be no more than an entertaining global treasure hunt if the director did not use the superficial search as an entry point into the various lives and stories of his random protagonists. This level has a surprising effect: we discover ourselves. These people could be living in my town. Their experiences and stories are familiar, since they are based on a universal cultural code that connects us all as brothers and sisters.

Matthias Heeder
Original Title: 6 kroków
Country: Poland
Year: 2013
Language: English, Polish, Spanish
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 84 min.
Format: .mp4
Color: Colour
Director: Bartosz Dombrowski
Producer: Anna Wydra, Izabela Łopuch, Tomasz Tokarski
Cinematographer: Wojtek Zieliński
Editor: Izabela Pająk, Mateusz Romaszkan
Sound: Błażej Kafarski
Script: Bartosz Dombrowski

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