Left Behind

Documentary // 13 min // produced by Polski Fiat Production

In Walbrzych, situated in the lower Silesian coalfield, all mines are closed down. Lukasz and his friend Jacek, like hundreds of other former miners, illegally dig for the black gold on the outskirts of their city. The local police are constantly after them. The miners have also been trapped in the tunnels several times. But they keep going.

The short documentary was screened at more than 100 International Film Festivals such as Silverdocs Washington, Cinéma du réel Paris, Shortfilmcorner Cannes Film Festival, London Int. Documentary Festival, Outstanding Cinema MoMA New York, Brooklyn Int. Film Festival.

We are proud to say that Left Behind is the winner of a number of competitions, e.g. Tampere International Film Festival, Tirana International Film Festival, Flensburger Kurzfilmtage, Shootme Den Haag.

dop  Ulf Behrens
set manager  Pawel Goc
score  Philipp Meiers
sound editing  Pablo Paolo Kilian
produced, directed & edited by Andreas Gräfenstein with Fabian Daub

dop  Ulf Behrens
set manager  Pawel Goc
score  Philipp Meiers
sound editing  Pablo Paolo Kilian
produced, directed & edited by Andreas Gräfenstein with Fabian Daub

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Andreas Gräfenstein - Writer and Director - Left Behind
Andreas Gräfenstein - Writer and Director - Left Behind
Andreas Gräfenstein - Writer and Director - Left Behind
Andreas Gräfenstein - Writer and Director - Left Behind
Andreas Gräfenstein - Writer and Director - Left Behind
Andreas Gräfenstein - Writer and Director - Left Behind
Andreas Gräfenstein - Writer and Director - Left Behind
Andreas Gräfenstein - Writer and Director - Left Behind
Andreas Gräfenstein - Writer and Director - Left Behind
Andreas Gräfenstein - Writer and Director - Left Behind
Andreas Gräfenstein - Writer and Director - Left Behind