À l'Est de Walbrzych
Max Hureau
2004 - 55 min - Beta numérique - Couleur et Noir & Blanc - France

The filmmaker Max Hureau crossed Eastern Europe filming and photographing the work and conditions of coal miners. His fascination for this profession took him on a journey of over 7,000 km, from Polish Silesia to Central Siberia, where he witnessed unbearable human misery.
Throughout this journey, miners, miner's wifes and unionists tell us about what they live, what they have to endure and how they fight to keep their dignity.
The filmmaker seized the opportunity to film a profession and a culture that is about to collapse, while the number of miners is still considerably high.


Distributor : Agat films & Cie
Circulation-Consultation : BPI (Bibliothèque publique d'information)
Disponible au Club du doc


2005 - Visions du réel, Nyon (Suisse) : Mention spéciale du jury
2005 - FIPA (Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels), Biarritz (France) : Sélection Jeune création
2005 - Les Écrans Documentaires, Arcueil (France) : Sélection
2005 - Images en bibliothèques, Paris (France) : Film soutenu par la Commission nationale de sélection des médiathèques