17th Docudays UA is going online! On 24 April through 3 May, we will present over 45 live streams of RIGHTS NOW! human rights events and DOCU/CLASS Documentary Workshop events. Every evening throughout the festival, the new episode of The Village by Claire Simon will be presented. In addition, 70 films will be available free of charge on our DOCU/SPACE platform until 10 May.
Darya Averchenko, the director of the Communications department of the festival explains how the opening ceremony will take place: “We decided not to record the ceremony, but to stream it to keep a feeling of the unique moment and allow our guests to connect to us in real-time. Our art department decorated the office and remodeled the central room into the studio for the airings. The hosts will be broadcasting from here. And during the festival, it will be a studio for the speakers of human rights discussions RIGHTS NOW! During the ceremony, we will tell how the festival will be held online, how to navigate the website to find useful information and texts, how to ask the directors questions, vote for a film or participate in discussions. We will also tell about the zests of the film programme, stream schedule and open access to the films on DOCU/SPACE platform. We are working to make the ceremony as interactive as possible - with lotteries and surprises. In short, tune in and make a festival at home!”