Ghetto Classic

Work In Progress
Format & Type: Documentary film
Duration: 80'
Production company: Dynamo Film (co-producer WKND)
Country of Production: Poland, Spain
Target audience: Teenagers, Young Adults
Genre: Drama
Estimated Budget: €350,000
Confirmed Budget: 70%
Looking for: Distributor, VOD platform, Co-producer

In a Kenyan slum, a young dancer faces a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reshape his destiny

Korogocho, a gang-ridden slum bordering a toxic garbage dump on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. In the centre of this no-go zone is a ramshackle studio where 15-year-old James Muindi attends rigorous ballet classes taught by former Polish ballerina, Joanna.
Against all odds, James receives a scholarship for a four-week summer intensive in the US. The real test begins. Being seen by the world class faculty from the most prestigious US institutions is James’ once-in-a-lifetime chance to touch his dream. However, the preparations for ‘the Olympics of his life’ are under constant threat: a broken family, a bribe-hungry bureaucracy, and unimaginable poverty.

Facing the challenges, James and Joanna refuse to give up. Instead, the duo does what is within their power: dance.

Pitching team

Katia Priwieziencew

Producer, Director

Produced in 2022, "Alpha Male" had its world premiere at the A-list 52nd IFFI. The film received among others the Best Film award at the Cinequest San Jose Film. Katia collaborated with major studios in Poland such as TFP and Akson Studio. El Studio acquired the rights to the tv series "Marea Alta," which premiered in the fall of 2022. In 2023, her project “The Bug” received a grant from the Creative Europe MEDIA program.

Jakub Czerwiński

Cinematographer, Co-director

Graduate of Cinematography Department of Lodz Film School in Poland. He is the author of commercials, music videos, short films, as well as TV series and feature films. Winner PLUS Camerimage Festival receiving Silver Tadpole. His films were widely screened at international film festivals among others: IDFA, Locarno, TIFF. Latest project with Kuba's cinematography is Netflix tv series "Dead End" .

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