Katarzyna Dąbkowska – director; graduated from the Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia in Katowice, and Film Studies at the University of Łódź. Author of documentary films, e.g. about the Arctic: “Gorączka polarna” [Polar Fever] – about scientists on Spitsbergen and “Między światami” [Between Worlds] – about suicides among Inuits in Nunavut in Canadian Arctic. The documentary film “Niebo bez gwiazd” [Sky without stars] (2018, produced by TVP and TFT), which tells the story of love between a father who loses his sight, and his son, was awarded several times at film festivals. For the documentary film about blind sailors entitled “Zmysł wolności” [The Sense of Freedom] she received the Young Poland Scholarship in 2015. Thanks to the Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, she wrote a theatrical adaptation of the book ” Krótka historia długiej miłości” [Short story of a long love], which she later directed at the Polish Radio Theatre. For her radio play “Autarkia” she received the second prize in the competition “Nasłuchiwanie: Niepodległość” [Listening: Independence] organised by Program 3 of the Polish Radio and ZAiKS. She also cooperated with theatres, where she directed the Polish premiere of the Norwegian drama “Zanikam” [I am disappearing], by Arny Lygre, and the play “Godzina Kota” [Cat’s Hour] by Per Olov Enquist.
Dagmara Bożek – writer, Russian translator, polar educator; she graduated from the faculties of Culture of Russia and Neighbouring Countries and Comparative Studies in Literature at the Jagiellonian University. Participant of polar expeditions – the 35th IG PAS Polar Expedition to the Hornsund Polish Polar Station in Spitsbergen (2012-2013) and the 40th Antarctic Expedition to the Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station on King George Island (2015-2016). Author of the books “Dom pod biegunem. Gorączka (Ant)arktyczna” [Home under the Pole. (Ant)Arctic fever] (Bezdroża Publisher, 2017), ” Ryszard Czajkowski. Podróżnik od zawsze” [Ryszard Czajkowski. Traveller since forever] (Bezdroża Publisher, 2019), for which she received the 2020 Magellan Award in the biography category, and “Polarniczki. Zdobywczynie podbiegunowego świata” [Polar Women. Conquerors of the polar world] (MANDO Publisher, 2021). Author of the project polarniczki.pl, dedicated to female participants of polar expeditions to Polish research stations in the Arctic and Antarctic, which received funding under the Young Poland Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for 2020. Author of texts and content editor of the digital art-zine “Gazeta Musi się Ukazać” [The Newspaper Must Be Published].
Ewa Żukowska – production manager, photographer. She graduated from the Film and Television Production Department of the the Leon Schiller National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź and from the Faculty of Polish Philology at the University of Białystok. She has worked on many documentary and feature films, as well as television productions. Since 2014, she has been running her own company Studio Żuk. She loves challenges and working on documentaries. In the constant process of searching for her place on Earth, she likes to observe and explore.