We are a group of five students from the Free University of Berlin, working on a short documentary film about civil initiatives in Ukraine after the "Euromaidan".
In February, we went together with a professional cameraman to Kiev, where we interviewed relevant actors from the civil society and shot some additional interviews on the street.
The documentary is about the post-revolutionary Ukraine and focuses on the social, political and cultural changes since the „Euromaidan“ in 2013/14. Through interviews with NGO’s, cultural initiatives, protagonists of the revolution and representatives of social minorities, the film is taking a look at the Ukrainian civil society in the aftermath of the „Revolution of Dignity“ from very diverse perspectives. The film features interviews with Georg Genoux, director and co-founder of the theatre collective Театр переселенця/Theatre of Displaced People, Konstantin Reutskiy, journalist and activist of the NGO SOS Vostok, Andriy Maymulakhin and Andriy Kravchuk, both activists of the LGBT initiative and NGO Nash Mir, Valeriy Ananev, blogger and former soldier of the Ukrainian army, an advocate of victims of governmental-run violence during the Maidan protests, a journalist and a Crimean tatar mufti. In addition, numerous interviews with people on the streets of Kyiv contribute to develop an exciting mosaic and a multifaceted portrait of today’s Ukrainian society.
So far, we financed our own project and are asking you for support for the costs of the trip and technical equipment. We would be greatful for any donation, every cent makes a big difference!
The project is supported by
Institute for East-European Studies, Freie Universität Berlin and Ostblick e.V.
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