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Year
2013
Country
Ukraine
Duration
98’
Directors
Volodymyr Tykhy, Dmytro Konovalov, Serhiy Andrushko, Zhanna Dovhych, Dmytro Tiazhlov

In 2011, a new law was adopted in Ukraine, ‘On Access to Public Information’. It allows information to be requested from state authorities which had previously been inaccessible, or even closed to any ordinary person. This law was approved at a time when the authorities are on the offensive against the people’s democratic freedoms, the level of corruption is high and many laws are neglected altogether. Five people and their associates decided to challenge the system. They bumped into a certain problem or a serious question, as the state or some officials were not performing their duty. The lack of transparency, indifference, private interest, and a lack of responsibility by the country’s leaders – that is what the characters in these documentary films have stood up to. They live in different parts of Ukraine, they do not know each other. They are united by one thing only – a desire to solve the most important issues by taking advantage of the possibility to apply for public information.

Production and Sales
Аксиня Курінa, Центр UA / Aksynya Kurina, Centre UA, vul. Honchara 36a, office 3, Kyiv 01034, Ukraine, +380667488316, aksynya@yandex.ru, http://uacentre.org.ua/,www.vidkrytyi-dostup.com
Director
Volodymyr Tykhy
Director
Dmytro Konovalov
Director
Serhiy Andrushko
Director
Zhanna Dovhych
Director
Dmytro Tiazhlov
Red Hall
Cinema House
vul. Saksahanskoho, 6
Q & A with directors and subjects of the films
18 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
26–
March
4
April 2021
Burning Out
SPECIAL EVENTS
Burning Out
Year
2016
Country
Belgium, France, Switzerland
Director
Jérôme Le Maire
Duration
85’
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