József has worked at the largest, still-operational grain silo in Budapest for more than 30 years. He lives in a container home next to the structure, and trucks and trains often rumble past his window. Lowered into the ten-story-deep silos to clean them, he looks like a scuba diver. It’s dangerous and potentially deadly work, especially considering József’s decades-long exposure to crop dust. But rather than escape, it seems as if he has become an integral part of his environment.
The filmmakers are happy to discuss their film Budapest Silo, and can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com.
Zsófi Paczolay is the director of the short film Budapest Silo, co-director of the documentary Estou Aqui (Itt vagyok/I Am Here), co-founder of MOHA films collective in Budapest with Bíró Bálint, member of MOHA art collective in Amsterdam, and freelance artist and filmmaker. Her background is in architecture, social work, performance art, movement and basketball.