The DOCU/CLASS workshop will offer public discussions with film professionals and cultural managers about building and protecting the future.
“In this year’s DOCU/CLASS, we will talk about how to responsibly shape the image of the future we want to live in. In the past year, there has been a lot of discussion around the responsibility of cultural actors during the war, because it is this sphere where battles for narratives, opposition to propaganda, and conceptualisation of the future take place every day. Throughout the past year, we have been actively trying to communicate our vision in different spheres on international platforms, to preserve and re-actualise our heritage, to lay down the potential for development and guarantees for our future. So now we invite you to discuss this experience, share success stories and problematic fields which still require our ingenuity, and think together about how we can shape and protect our future,” says Yulia Kovalenko, Programme Director of the 20th Docudays UA.
5 June, 6:00 p.m.
Bohdan Zhuk, Eva Križková, Marko Grba Singh, Myrocia Watamaniuk
Alex Malyshenko, film journalist, publishing editor of the Moviegram online publication about cinema, programme director of the Mykolaichuk OPEN festival.
6 June, 6:30 p.m.
Oleksandr Mykhed, writer, cultural researcher, translator, member of PEN Ukraine;
Iryna Tsilyk, writer, fiction and non-fiction film director, member of PEN Ukraine, member of the European Film Academy;
Rita Burkovska, theatre and film actress working as a fixer for international publications, such as BBC, ARTE, Deutsche Welle and AFP, since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Serhii Korovayny, documentary and portrait photographer who has been covering the Russian-Ukrainian war since 2015 through reportage and documentary special projects.
Anastasia Platonova, cultural critic, journalist, editor, cultural analyst.
7 June, 7:00 p.m.
Olena Honcharuk, cultural manager, cultural researcher, museologist, copywriter;
Iryna Lastochkina, film producer, member of the Contemporary Ukrainian Cinema company;
Alina Gorlova, documentary and feature film director, editor and producer;
Maryna Stepanska, director and screenwriter.
Daria Badior, journalist, critic, editor, co-curator of the Kyiv Critics Week film festival.
The 20th anniversary of Docudays UA is held with support from the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine, the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, US Embassy in Ukraine, the Embassy of Ireland in Ukraine, the Embassy of Denmark in Ukraine, the Embassy of Brazil in Ukraine, the Polish Institute in Kyiv and the Czech centre Kyiv. The opinions, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily reflect the views of the governments or organisations of these countries. Responsibility for the content of the publication lies exclusively on the authors and editors of the publication.