DOCU/SHORT

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)

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Country
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Country
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2019
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2019
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Country
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