There are 8 clams in the city water pump. The lives of millions of people depend on them. In case of the contamination of water supply, the clams will close and automatically shut off the water to the city. The main scientist-malacologist watches over the system’s operation. The film is a philosophical essay on the dependence of people on nature and the world around them.

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country: Polska
  • Running time: 14
  • Year: 2019
  • Color: kolorowy

Director: Julia Pełka

Script: Julia Pełka

DOP: Szymon Kluz

Editing: Julia Pełka, Andrzej Czarnecki

Production company: Studio Munka


About the director:

Julia Pełka

Julia Pełka

Julia is a Polish director and cinematographer born and living in Warsaw. She graduated from a MA in Cinematography from the Lodz Film School in 2012 and Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. She won a  prestigious scholarship of Minister of Culture and National Heritage for the most talented young artists „Young Poland”.

She received the artistic scholarship in the field of documentary from the Marshal of Warsaw City.

She is a member of the Polish Filmmakers’ Association.

At festivals:

Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2019 (competition)

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2020, Canada, 2020 (competition)