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Films by European directors at European Days in Ukraine

29 April 2014

Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival and Center for European Information invite you to watch the Docudays UA documentaries at the 2014 European Days in Ukraine. Dialogues about Values.

 

The screenings are to take place in local libraries, high schools, and NGO buildings in 13 regions of Ukraine, starting April 22 untill May 23.

Entrance is free.

 

The program includes: Theory of Education and Uliyana, Putin’s Games, Igrushki, The Odd Movie, and short films Vegas, Sodiq, and Joanna. The screenings are to take place in the major cities, as well as small villages. Geography of screenings include such regions as Khmelnytsky, Kirovohrad, Chernihiv, Chernivtsi, Mykolayiv, Vinnytsia, Poltava, Kyiv, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr, Sumy, Volyn, Dnipropetrovsk. The screenings will be followed by discussions with experts.

 

The 2004 European Days in Ukraine. Dialogues about Values project is aimed at bringing Ukrainians' attention to the European values and standards. Organizers are interested in popularization of the social request for European choice via I Share European Values! campaign. The campaign invites the district activists, experts, scientists, directors, and writers for a dialogue and partnership with the Ukrainian network of Centers for European Information.

 

Theory of Education and Uliyana (2011, Czech Republic, 52’, dir.Alexandr Gorelik). All pedagogic rules are helpless against this unique 9-year-old personality. Good children work hard and pray, they play together. Bad Uliyana doesn’t pray, she is usually alone. Her mother is a drug addict and her grandmother is an alcoholic. So the sisters from the New Holy Martyrs community, where Uliyana is institutionalized, consider her genetically defective. Even Mother Veniyamina, a former professional teacher and now a Christian orphan instructor, can’t cope with her.

 

Putin’s Games (2013, Germany, Israel, Austria, 90’, dir. Alexander Gentelev). The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia was the first ever to be held in a subtropical resort. The most expensive games ever have broken all records when it comes to corruption and megalomania. For example, the 45-kilometer (28-mile) road to the Olympic Village was so expensive that it might as well have been paved with gold or black caviar. Director Alexander Gentelev got to speak to many key figures, from the mayor of Sochi and corrupt contractors, senators and lobbyists, to the president of the Russian National Olympic Committee, to show that to a large extent the story of these environmentally unfriendly Olympic Games is one of threats and enormous misappropriations of money.

 

Igrushki (2012, Lithuania, 58’, dir. Lina Luzyte). The town of Zhlobin in Belarus has spent 21 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Most of the locals survive solely by making and selling soft toys, while their only customers are the people passing through on trains. However, approaching a train with a toy in one’s hands is illegal. The ordinary inhabitants of Zhlobin make toys, sell them despite the strict prohibition, have chats, drink, go back to making toys, sing, fight and… make toys again.

 

The Odd Movie (2013, Poland, 54’, dir. Brygida Frosztega-Kmiecik). A story about people with disabilities, their sensitivity, finding their own role in life and playing the roles of others. The inspiration for the film came from film therapy workshops for people with disabilities, run by the Wrota Film Club in Gliwice. The camera serves here as a filter through which people with disabilities find it easier to show and understand their emotions and overcome their limitations, convincing themselves of their own self-worth and building up their self-confidence. The participants share a world that is far from our imagination. The key to it is imagination, and the pass is sensitivity.

 

Vegas (2013, UK, 24’, dir. Lukasz Konopa). In the middle of the Nevada desert lies the entertainment capital of the world. At the peak of the economic crisis, three residents of Las Vegas struggle to make their American dream come true. Working as a peculiar portrait of the city, this film reveals a surreal, tragicomic reality hidden behind the shiny neon lights – a reality that a tourist would never see.

 

Sodiq (2013, UK, 44’, dir. Adeyemi Michael). Sodiq dreamed of going to University and becoming a doctor in 2008. Fast-forward 5 years: he is on trial for murder. Director Adeyemi formed a unique bond with Sodiq; they set up a football team on their council estate together, and made a film in 2008 celebrating Sodiq’s dream of becoming a doctor, stating at the time that he didn’t want to end up in jail. The victim Sylvester also had dreams of becoming an athlete; it appears he and Sodiq were leading a double life. Director Adeyemi goes in search for what the turning point was, for a young man who once had the ambitions to become a doctor.

 

Joanna (2013, Poland, 45’, dir. Aneta Kopacz). Thanks to her blog, for many people Joanna has become an icon of a thoughtful and joyful life. The blog describes her daily life honestly and accurately: her goals are as simple as a family trip to the Polish lake district; her planning as short-term as witnessing her son’s first successful bike ride without training wheels. She starts the blog when she finds out she has cancer and is given three months to live. Then she promises her 5-year-old son, Jas, that she will do her best to survive for as long as possible. And she starts writing for him.

 

Schedule:

 

Organization, town

Film

Date, time

Location

The Parytet Cherkasy Region Charity Fundation

Putin’s Games

May 14 15:00

The Taras Shenchenko Cherkasy Region Universal Science Library (vul. Baydy Vyshnevetskoho, 8, Cherkasy)

Putin’s Games

May 14 20:00

Cherkasy Square 

Theory of Education and Uliyana

May 15 15:00

The Taras Shenchenko Cherkasy Region Universal Science Library (vul. Baydy Vyshnevetskoho, 8, Cherkasy)

The European Languages and Cultures Club; Social and Psychology Student Service (Uman)

 

The Odd Movie, Theory of Education and Uliyana

May 13 15:40

The Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogic University (20300, Cherkaska oblast, Uman town, vul. Sadova, 2)

Novohrad-Volynsky European Clubs Association 

Theory of Education and Uliyana

May 6 14:00

Information and Methodism Center, vul. Pushkina, 44 

The Odd Movie

May 13 14:00

Information and Methodism Center, vul. Pushkina, 44 

Putin’s Games

May 14 14:00

Information and Methodism Center, vul. Pushkina, 44 

Igrushki

May 20 14:00

Information and Methodism Center, vul. Pushkina, 44 

Sumy European Initiatives Center

 

Putin’s Games

May 13 17:00

The Ukrainian Banking Academy Scientific Library (40000, Sumy city, vul. Pokrovska, 9/1)

Igrushki

May 15 17:00

Sumy Branch of Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs (40007, Sumy city, vul. Myru, 24) 

The Kreatyv Vinnytsia Reagion Center for Information 

Theory of Education and Uliyana

May 29 12:00

Vinnytsia Social and Economy Institute of the Ukraine University 

Initiatives for Development (Okhtyrka)

 

The Odd Movie

May 8 14:30

The District Central Library, Okhtyrkа town, vul. Batiuka, 24

Putin’s Games

May 13 16:00

Mala Parlivka village, vul. Lenina, 10

Theory of Education and Uliyana

May 15 13:00

The District Central Library, Okhtyrkа town, vul. Batiuka, 24

Putin’s Games

May 21 13:00

Komyshi village, vul. Kyivska, 16-ZH

Igrushki

May 21 15:00

Soniachne village, vul. Lenina, 3

The University College of Borys Hrinchenko Kyiv University 

 

Theory of Education and Uliyana

May 14 17:00

The University College of Borys Hrinchenko Kyiv University 

 

Putin’s Games

May 14 17:00

The University College of Borys Hrinchenko Kyiv University 

 

The European Club Kremenchuk Center for Information and Enlightenment 

Putin’s Games

May 25 18:00

Space of Ideas, vul. Chapayeva, 36-B, misto Kremenchuk

Igrushki

May 19 18:00

Space of Ideas, vul. Chapayeva, 36-B, misto Kremenchuk

The Odd Movie

May 23 18:00

Space of Ideas, vul. Chapayeva, 36-B, misto Kremenchuk

The Universal Law Forum in Lutsk (Volyn)

 

Putin’s Games,

The Odd Movie,

Theory of Education and Uliyana,

Igrushki

May 16 and 17 

Volyn Region, Shatsky district, Svitiaz village, practice bace of the Hart camp, during the Harmonization of Law According to the European Standards of Human Rights civic dialogue

The Ukrainian National House in Chernivtsi Community

 

Putin’s Games

May 7, 18:30

Chernivtsi, vul. Lomonosova, 2, the Ukrainian National House

Sodiq, Vegas,

Joanna

May 29 

18:30

Chernivtsi, vul. Lomonosova, 2, the Ukrainian National House

Khmelnytsky Center for European Information 

Theory of Education and Uliyana

May 29 

13.00

The Khmelnytsky Region Universal Scientific Library, vul. Heroyiv Maydanu, 28

The Odd Movie

May 28

The Khmelnytsky Region Universal Scientific Library, vul. Heroyiv Maydanu, 28

Igrushki

May 14

The Khmelnytsky Region Universal Scientific Library, vul. Heroyiv Maydanu, 28

Vegas

May 16

The Khmelnytsky Region Universal Scientific Library, vul. Heroyiv Maydanu, 28

Siversk Institute for Regional Research (Chernihiv)

Theory of Education and Uliyana

 

May 6, 15:30

Chernihiv, prospekt Myru, 43, Chernihiv Center of Professional Qualification 

Putin’s Games

May 13,

16:00

Chernihiv, prospekt Myru, 43, Chernihiv Center of Professional Qualification 

Kirovohrad Center for European Information

 

Sodiq, Vegas

 

May 22, 11:30

Kirovohrad region, Oleksandrivka town, vul. Lenina, 58-A, The District Central Library

 

Putin’s Games

 

May 24

16:30

Kirovohrad, vul. Velyka Perspektyvna, 24, the cinema hall of the Chyzhevsky Region Universal Scientific Library

Joanna

14.00

Kirovohrad region, Vilshanka town, vul. Komsomolska, 5, the District Central Library 

Mykolayiv Center for European Information

 

Theory of Education and Uliyana

13.05

Mykolayiv Region Universal Scientific Library, vul. Moskovska, 9

 

Sodiq

15.05

Mykolayiv Region Universal Scientific Library, vul. Moskovska, 9

 

The Beytynu is Our House European Charity Foundation (Kyiv)

Putin’s Games,

Joanna

May 3

15.00

The Svitanok Sanatorium. Svydivok village, Cherkasy region 

The MIKS Dnipropetrovsk Region Organization for Youth

Open Access

May 6 11.00

Tomakivka village, Dipropetrovsk region, vul. Lenina, 13

Beyond the Euros

May 16 11.00

Ordzhonikidze town, Dipropetrovsk region, vul. Kalinina, 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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