|BORN AS A GIRL|
|East Coast Premiere|
|Cast: ||Dominika Kłosowicz|
|Crew: ||Marek Klosowicz |
Pregnant girls at the age of 13 or grandmothers at the age of 26 are of no surprise in Colombian slums. In the poorest social class, violence against women is especially striking: rape, sexual abuse or sex trafficking of minors happen on everyday basis. Teenage pregnancies are extremely prevalent. Colombia is a country that experienced a brutal 50-years long civil war as well as ruthless drug cartels. The long escalation of violence has caused millions of Colombian people to suffer from extreme poverty. The situation in Colombia has forced over 7 million people to leave their homes. Most of them now live in slums. Such a situation is the most difficult for women, who are additionally victims of violence and stigmatization resulting from a characteristic to Latin America machismo culture.
Marek Klosowicz is graduated a Lódz Film. He participated in many expeditions to Asia and Africa. He has authored several documentary films for Discovery History, Canal + Discovery and TVN. He has directed several documentary films for the Discovery Channel, including: "In the Shade of the Reactor", "Wloszczowa-Faithful to the Cross" as well as the "Himalayist" series, which have been shown numerous times in film festivals both in Poland and abroad. He also created the documentary series "Student's Show", which details the happy history of the most known Polish student clubs. He has directed documentary film " The ghost people" which received Golden Nymph Award in Monte Carlo Television Film Festival. He's authored one of the most popular mountaineering film "Art of freedom". He also co-wrote the screenplay and produced the TVN feature films "Mój biegun" / "My Pole" and "Cisza" / "Silence". The screenplay for "Silence" made it to the final of the 2009 edition of the Hartley Merrill competition. Now he's a producer and director of documentary series "Domino Effect".