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Thanks to our personal contacts we are very proud to present a program of films by Ukrainian film makers. The film program curated by Nadia Parfan shall give Ukrainians a voice through their film makers and provide insights into a war that started many years ago without being noticed by the rest of the world.
VARTA1 by Yuriy Hrytsyna, 2015 (English Subtitles), 63 Min.
An attempt to reconstruct the atmosphere and the reactions at the end of the Euromaidan, when activists in Lviv started to perform law enforcement functions. The film uses walkie-talkie communications of the activist patrols to ask questions about the nature of the revolution. What is self organization? How is democracy created? Who decides a punishment? Where are the center and the periphery of the revolution? Where does it start and where does it end? A brief power vacuum turns into a moment of strongest potentiality when beliefs of the past and strategies for the future are discussed. The film tries to look at the mundane spaces of the city and understand, whether historical and revolutionary uncertainty is still there.
The program was put together in collaboration with Nadia Parfan, film maker, co-founder of 86 Festival of Film and Urbanism and part of TAKFLIX, the only streaming service for Ukrainian cinema.
All presented films are made available for free by TAKFLIX. All donations will go to local organizations within Ukraine, since they know best what they need right now. We will report and inform you what the money was used for.