Expedition 49

Country
Ukraine, French, Poland
Duration
90’
Director
Alisa Kovalenko
Stage of Production
in production
Planned Premiere
2022
Five rebellious Ukrainian teenagers, in search of themselves, were suffocating in small dying towns on the Donbas frontline. They dream, they protest. They fight against greyness and boredom and defy the established rules. The world around them may collapse, the coal mines may shut down. As the war drags on, Andriy, Ruslan, Ilya, Lisa, and Lera are waiting for something to happen in their lives! Until one day, Valentyn Shcherbatchev, a famous Ukrainian extreme explorer invites them to take part in a unique therapeutic expedition and allows them to break free for the first time to open new horizons. Destination: Himalayas…
CREW
Director: Alisa Kovalenko
Producer: Stephane Siohan, Valery Kalmykov, Oleksiy Kobelev, Tomasz Morawski
Director
Alisa Kovalenko
Alisa Kovalenko (1987) is a Ukrainian director and a member of the European Film Academy (EFA). She studied documentary film directing at Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University and also graduated from Wajda School in Warsaw. Her feature-length documentary films Alisa in Warland and Home Games were screened at around 100 international film festivals and received 11 awards.
Selected Filmography
Selected filmography:
Alisa in Warland (2015), Home Games (2018)
18 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
26 – 
March
4
April 2021
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Country
Ukraine, USA
Director
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Duration
80’
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Pryvoz. Tales of a Market
Country
Ukraine
Director
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Duration
72’
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Country
Ukraine
Director
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Duration
70’
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Country
Ukraine, Slovakia
Director
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Duration
70’
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