Piotr Malecki  | Short documentary films

  1. In America, meat is big business. The meat and poultry industry is the largest sector of US agriculture, grossing an impressive US $ 155 billion in 2009 and employing a total of some 6.2 million people in companies involved in meat production along with their suppliers, distributors, retailers and other connected industries.

    Piotr Malecki set out to look at the diverse components - from cowboys to slaughterers and meat packers -that make America's meat industry such a colossal economic venture. His journey took him through the US state of Kansas, one of the main localities for beef production.

    Please credit Panos Pictures/Piotr Malecki
    To see more of Panos Pictures work go to panos.co.uk

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  2. The best call centre consultants are like doctors - they look beneath the skin of client to determine the best way to sell him a product.
    Over 200 thousand Poles work in 1500 call centres in Poland. Call centres get commissions from companies that do not want to have their own hotlines. One employee of call center can sometimes work for several client companies, switching from one to another between the calls. They sell mobile phone services,FCMG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) such as cosmetics, provide hotline, or vindication of debt.

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  3. Since the beginning of crisis, between 10 and 20 thousand horses in Ireland have become homeless or gone in the hands of the youths in urban areas. Many Irish people who used to buy horses for fun during the boom years of "Celtic Tiger", now are abandoning them faced with expenditure of 35 Euro a day needed to properly maintain such large animal. Horse previously worth 2000 Euro now can be purchased for as little as 80 Euro or just caught on the street for free. New owners keep their horses in city greens, city ruins, or their house gardens, in very bad conditions. Most animals do not get much food, many are starving, dying.

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  4. British pubs are closing at an increasing rate. Piotr Malecki met some of the landlords who are struggling to make ends meet.

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  5. A survey made around the people living in the villages in South-East Poland. As it turns out, most of them prefer to live in the village.

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    "Recycling of Souls" - official selection at Sprout Film Festival and LES Film Festival, both in New York City in summer 2013

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    "Recycling of Souls" will be screened on Multimedia Happy Festiwal in Rzeszow, Poland, on October 12

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    POYi 2011 honored Piotr Malecki with 2-nd prize, Multimedia Portfolio of the Year. The portfolio included "Call Centre", "Where Meat Means Money", "The Knackers Yard", "The Recycling of Souls", "Wika". All these pieces are available to watch here.

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