Organisers: the People’s Memory Union
Screening and discussion of the film The chronicle of the Black Tulip. The documentary tells the story of a hundred searchers who voluntarily undertook an important mission: to search for the bodies of deceased soldiers in the ATO zone and return them to their families. The chronicle was filmed by journalists from Kryvyi Rih’s Rudana broadcasting company and the filmmaking team of the Black Tulip, Viktoria Simkina (journalist), Kostiantyn Solohub (cinematographer), Serhiy Ilchenko (editor), and the volunteers who joined the Black Tulip Humanitarian Mission. T
hey often filmed events in secret, risking their lives, hiding from armed people in the occupied territories of the Donbas. The documentary footage was recorded by volunteer searchers on the separation line in 2014-15, the memories were recorded in 2016, and the editing was done in 2017.
The film combines frank talks by civilian participants in the ATO in eastern Ukraine with their video recordings.
Participants: The author of the idea for the film, Yaroslav Zhylkin, the head of the People’s Memory Union (head of the Black Tulip Humanitarian Mission) and other volunteer searchers.
Moderator: Serhiy Zlenko, head of the department of information and external communications at the People’s Memory Union