zong

Year
2019
Country
Ukraine
Duration
9’
Directors
Elias Parvulesco, Teta Tsybulnyk, Svitlana Pototska

The Zamglai nature reserve is one of the largest swamp systems in Ukraine. Its name probably derives from the Old Kurdish word ‘zong’ meaning ‘swamp’. We look at the phenomenon of the swamp from different perspectives: as a locus of fears in the folklore of agricultural societies; as an exploited landscape in the industrial age; as a complex system of ties between species within the posthumanist paradigm; and as a natural carbon sink reducing the greenhouse effect and countering climate change.

CREW:
Director: Elias Parvulesco, Teta Tsybulnyk, Svitlana Pototska
Producer: Elias Parvulesco
Cinematographer: Teta Tsybulnyk, Elias Parvulesco
Editor: Elias Parvulesco
Sound: Anton Prykhodko, Elias Parvulesco
Production
ruїns collective
Sales:
ruїns collective, ruins.collective@gmail.com
Director
Elias Parvulesco

Elias Parvulesco was born in the Kyiv Region in 1985. He studied engineering, contemporary art and film studies. He has worked as a journalist, editor and film researcher. Elias is a co-founder of the ‘ruїns collective’ film union. As a filmmaker and artist, he has participated in Ukrainian and international film festivals and art exhibitions.

Selected Filmography

The Limits of Europe (2014), The Pink Map (2016), dendro dreams (2018), Lviv Intervision (2018), zong (2019)

Director
Teta Tsybulnyk

Teta Tsybulnyk was born in 1987 in Kyiv, Ukraine. She studied sociology at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and social anthropology at the Central European University, Budapest. She worked as a programme coordinator at the International Festival of Film and Urbanism ‘86’. She is a co-founder of the ‘ruїns collective’ film and art union.

Selected Filmography

dendro dreams (2018), zong (2019)

Director
Svitlana Pototska

Svitlana Pototska was born in Chernihiv in 1976. She is a doctor of Biological Sciences and an assistant professor at the Ecology and Nature Conservation department of the Chernihiv Collegium National University. Svitlana is the head of the Ukraine Nature Conservation Society in the Chernihiv Region. She is engaged in ecological education and nature conservation activities.

Selected Filmography

zong (2019)

DOCUSPACE ONLINE CINEMA
19 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
25 – 
March
3
April 2022
3 Logical Exits
DOCU/SHORT
3 Logical Exits
Year
2020
Country
Denmark, UK, Lebanon
Director
Mahdi Fleifel
Duration
14’
DOCU/SHORT
57 Days
DOCU/SHORT
57 Days
Year
2020
Country
Spain
Director
Mario Lumbreras, Laura Brasero
Duration
14’
DOCU/SHORT
A Friendly Man
DOCU/SHORT
A Friendly Man
Year
2019
Country
Israel
Director
Łukasz Konopa
Duration
22’
DOCU/SHORT
Abyss
DOCU/SHORT
Abyss
Year
2020
Country
Brazil
Director
Patricia Froes
Duration
11’
DOCU/SHORT
Asak
DOCU/SHORT
Asak
Year
2019
Country
Iran
Director
Mahdi Zamanpour Kiasari
Duration
30’
DOCU/SHORT
I Don't Feel at Home Anywhere Anymore
DOCU/SHORT
I Don't Feel at Home Anywhere Anymore
Year
2020
Country
Belgium
Director
Viv Li
Duration
16’
DOCU/SHORT
Riders Not Heroes
DOCU/SHORT
Riders Not Heroes
Year
2020
Country
Italy
Director
Davide Rapp, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli
Duration
14’
DOCU/SHORT
Talamanca
DOCU/SHORT
Talamanca
Year
2020
Country
UK
Director
Davide Marino
Duration
23’
DOCU/SHORT
The Lamb
DOCU/SHORT
The Lamb
Year
2020
Country
Hungary
Director
Cyrielle Raingou
Duration
14’
DOCU/SHORT
The Universe According to Dan Buckley
DOCU/SHORT
The Universe According to Dan Buckley
Year
2019
Country
Canada
Director
Roberto Santaguida
Duration
10’
DOCU/SHORT
AN OCEAN
DOCU/SHORT
AN OCEAN
Year
2021
Country
Germany
Director
Paul Scheufler
Duration
19’
DOCU/SHORT
I Think It’s Enough, Isn’t It?
DOCU/SHORT
I Think It’s Enough, Isn’t It?
Year
2020
Country
Israel
Director
Emily Shir Segal
Duration
4’
DOCU/SHORT
Revolykus
DOCU/SHORT
Revolykus
Year
2020
Country
Germany
Director
Victor Orozco Ramirez
Duration
12’
DOCU/SHORT
Son of the Streets
DOCU/SHORT
Son of the Streets
Year
2020
Country
Palestine
Director
Mohammed Almughanni
Duration
30’
DOCU/SHORT
Territory of Empty Windows
DOCU/SHORT
Territory of Empty Windows
Year
2020
Country
Ukraine
Director
Zoya Laktionova
Duration
10’
DOCU/SHORT
The White Death of the Black Wizard
DOCU/SHORT
The White Death of the Black Wizard
Year
2020
Country
Brazil
Director
Rodrigo Ribeiro
Duration
10’
DOCU/SHORT
Following the Paths of Kyiv Beaches
DOCU/SHORT
Following the Paths of Kyiv Beaches
Year
2020
Country
Ukraine
Director
Roman Prokopchuk
Duration
37’
DOCU/SHORT