National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and TV University in Kyiv
Marta Smerechynska is a documentary filmmaker and actress. She studied at the National I. K. Karpenko-Karyi Theatre, Cinema and Television University in Kyiv. She also participated in the international documentary filmmaking exchange with the Polish-French Film Academy Kinographe in Grenoble. She has been exploring an actor’s component in human nature in cinema and theater for eight years. But the desire to turn her observations into cinematic form drove Marta to film directing. For the second year now, she has been filming the convent in Western Ukraine where her younger sister is a nun.