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HD video, 22 min.

Film written, directed, edited and produced by Mykola Ridnyi
Cameramen: Mykola Ridnyi, Dmytro Pashko, Vadym Smarchenko

The main heroes of the film are the young people from Kharkiv, a city located in the Eastern part of Ukraine. Reaching their early twenties coincided with the breakout of the war in the neighbouring region of Donbass. An LGBT activist and poet, a fashion model, a group of street artists, a creator of a computer game – all of them are artists or working in the creative industries, typical for a peaceful life of a big city. However, the proximity to the war affects each of the characters and their activities. Heroes react and reflect political events through their specific relationships with the urban space and the reality of the social media.
Screened and exhibited:

2017 - 8th Odessa International Film Festival, National competition. UA
2017 - National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv. UA
2017 - IASPIS, Stockholm. SE

2018 - 35th Kasseler Documentary Film Festival. DE
2018 - 27th DokumentArt Film Festival, Neubrandenburg. DE
2018 - 13th Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarjaevo. BIH
2018 - Ukraine Counter Culture. Spoutnik Kino, Geneva, CH
2018 - "Facing the Wall". Labirynt City Gallery, Lublin. PL
2019 - Transmediale. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. DE
2019 - "Somewhere Out There, Somewhere Beside. Ukrainian Video Art 2015 - 2019". Nida Art Colony, Nida. LT