Andrii Dziunia was born in Crimea. After the occupation of Crimea moved to Kyiv. Since 2014, he is engaged in documentary filmmaking and reporting as a camera-man.
SARNG WTH A WHEEL
Despite the lack of appropriate education, experience and money, students decided to build a racing car and take part in an international competition. They couldn'teven imagine how many obstacles they would face on the wayto their goal.
I shot my first documentary when I lived in Kherson. I liked it very much – so much, actually, that I decided to go deeper in the field. Then I studied at university. I completed a number of documentary, TV and feature projects. I also studied in the documentary working team at A. Vaida School in Poland. I now plan to make a movie that will make everyone's hair curl!
SCENCE WILL WIN!
Ukrainian science is the world oftruewonder. But what is the real situation with science in Ukraine? What are Ukrainian researchers fighting for and what would beUkraine'sfuture without them?
TO THE TABLE!
Young activists decide to make an art experiment: to come to a randomly chosen yard i na sleeping district in Kyiv and offer their services to local residents to diversify their life in the yard. Their initiative is supported by the most enthusiastic and active representatives of the yard – senior ladies who offer their unusual creative idea.
VYACHESLAV (SLAVIK) BIHUN
Vyacheslav (Slavik) Bihun was born in the multi-ethnic Transcarpathian Region. He studied law and foreign languages in some leading universities in Ukraine and abroad He is a law scholar. His first amateur documentaries were about life of students in Ukraine and the U.S.A. Vyacheslav spent some time in Hollywood. For the past 15 years he pursued legal research and undertook legal practice and journalism, as well as public activism. He published the book Legal Documentaries in 2011. While working as a lawyer in the European Court for Human Rights, he became professionally involved in movie-making. He held numerous presentations of movies on human rights, most recently in Italy, Romania, Lithuania, Georgia, Turkey, and Ireland. While continuing his pursuit of legal science and going into professional education as movie director, he works on his first professional documentaries: The Mother's Heart (about Lesya Gongadze); Ukraine in Court (human rights protection), and Mother (destiny of a mother, after the story by O. Dovzhenko).
BETWEEN HEALL AND PARADISE
For the sake of children, active residents of a paradise corner endangered by a giant industrial construction thirst for justice and nail the government to the wall in the first Ukrainian environmental case in the European Court of Human Rights.
Originally from the Donbass, Vadimsky for years was a small businessman - with projects ranging from language schools in Oxford to a camping shop in Donetsk. In 2011 he enrolled in art school in Paris to study fine arts and illustration. In the summer of 2013 he returned to Donetsk but a few months later found himself in the middle of the Maidan revolution in Kiev, where he started working on the documentary "Uniform". In the spring of 2014 Vadimsky went back to his home town of Donetsk to witness the transformation of a political conflict into a civil war. He lost his business. His language skills, local knowledge plus the experience as a cameraman gained during the work on the documentary helped him to find work with European media. Starting from 2014 he has been working for FRANCE 24, Berliner Zeitung, Axel Springer, Paris Match, Le Monde, Le Figaro and others…
THE SON OF DONBASS
Mikhalych, a farmer from Luhansk, has miraculously escaped from captivity of battalion Batman (LNR). He can't do farming in the area of Luhansk anymore and he establishes a new farm in the zone of Chernobyl. Mikhalych sows the first crop…
Nataliia Pogudina is a young filmmaker who works in Riga, Latvia and Kyiv, Ukraine. Nataliia graduated cinematography department at Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema and TV in 2016 and attended various documentary workshops. The Dawns of Donbas is her directing debut. She carries on working as a cinematographer and develops feature length documentary revealing her family story at the background of the Eastern Ukraine military conflict.
THE DAWN OF DONBAS
An emotional story set in a small town, Chervonopartizansk, a temporarily occupied territory of Eastern Ukraine. Through strong and versatile women characters, many vital questions are brought up: their fear and uncertainty, memory and love in life and for the profession of coal mining. We travel through their destinies, feelings and sometimes peculiar charm of their everyday activities.
Petro Armianovsky (Donetsk, 1985) is a performer and director. Started artistic activity in Donetsk theatre studio. Later performed and studied in Kyiv, Lviv, Moscow including "School of Performance" by Janusz Baldyga, "Artist is present" by Marina Abramovic.
ELECTION THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN
Take an inside look at the work of an election committee in Donetsk in spring 2014. Despite attacks fromarmed pro-Russian militants we continued to organize presidential elections in Ukraine.
Graduated from the Kyiv Mohyla Academy majoring in Culture Studies and from Central European University (Budapest) majoring in Social Science and Social Anthropology. She worked as a journalist, interpreter, media coordinator and education section coordinator at international film festivals in Ukraine. She obtained her first experience in documentary filmmaking while studying in Budapest. Later on, she shot and edited amateur videotapes as well as videos dedicated to the protection of human rights and in particular, activist campaigns on LGBT and gender issues.
The film opens a Pandorabox, digs deep and reveals secrets to get an insight into the archeology of the present-daylife in Kyiv
WHO IS THAT KAYA?
Who are you? What do you think you are? Kaya is 27. What makes the life of a tender girl when she is a poet and a protester?