GIRLS' STORIES
DIRECTED & WRITTEN BY AGA BORZYM | DOP KACHNA BARANIEWICZ  EDITING TBC | LENGTH 52'/75' | LANGUAGE POLISH | STATUS PRE-PRODUCTION | YEAR 2023

Jagoda has just turned 11. Due to Covid classes being conducted online, Jagoda rarely has direct contact with her classmates. Fortunately, there are sleepovers that Jagoda arranges with her closest friends from class. There is also a neighbour, Zuzia, whom her mum allows her to meet, and a childhood friend, Kazik and his younger sister Tosia.

As Zuzia is two years older than Jagoda, she is more like a teenager already. In a year she will be in high school. Jagoda and Zuzia like to hang out in the neighbourhood square and talk openly about various topics. They differ a lot. Sometimes they argue, but it doesn’t interfere with their friendship. Zuzia has a great sense of humor.

With Kazik and Tosia, Jagoda plays more typical children's games. They ride around underground garages on scooters and run away from adults. They are at a very special moment when their childhood world, whether they want it or not, is passing away. But they don't want to think about it now.

At school, sex education classes have begun, and the first menstruation is discussed as well. The first period can bring a lot of emotions and changes in relationships with family and peers. ‘Actually, it would be good to have it over with, or maybe better not, because it won’t be just once...’, the girls wonder.

Biology, hormonal changes, pimples and great dilemmas come into their lives. Adults are not always supportive. This will be a documentary for Jagoda’s and Zuzia’s peers, as well as for adults. The protagonists will introduce us to the girls’ world that every woman remembers well, and so that every boy can find a way to finally understand ‘it’.


AGA BORZYM

For many years Aga Borzym has been professionally editing and producing short and longer film forms. She works for Kino Polska Television and Stopklatka TV. She graduated from photography department in the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań and Multimedia Techniques at the Faculty of Mechatronics of the Warsaw University of Technology. Recently she is also involved in animation. Privately, she is a mother of two children.

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