Halia Vasylenko

Student Jury

Born in Kyiv in 1992. In 2013 she graduated from the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy  with a master’s degree in history. Since then she has continued her studies and research into the philosophy of history and Judaism. Her research is dedicated to the practice of ideology in Soviet cinematography and the history of Stalinist-era documentary films. Among her interests are the practice of ideology, political arts, visual studies, literary culture. “Documentary film is a lens without any artistic filtering; it is a continuous footage without any cutouts. It is the deadlock of the environment’s painful aesthetics together with the inability to avoid what has been seen.”