Born on April 3rd 1956 in Łódź. Film and radio director, screenwriter, producer. Graduated from directing at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. Was assistant to Krzysztof Zanussi and Krzysztof Kieślowski. Had his documentary debut in 1991 with the famed “Hear my cry,” which has been awarded many prizes worldwide. Author of documentary films broadcast by television stations in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, and Japan. Creator of radio documentaries broadcast by the BBC and radio stations in Germany, Scandinavia, and Benelux. Lecturer at the National Film School PWSFTViT in Łódź, member of the Polish Film Academy. Winner of many prestigious awards. Known for long and meticulous preparations before making his films.