INVASIONS 1.2.3 is a film made after the liberation of Kyiv region from the Russian occupiers in 2022. Ukrainian artist Alevtina Kakhidze meets with friends in Irpin, Muzychi, Mostyshche. Thanks to the 360° format, the reality of the Russia–Ukraine War is manifested in every inch: on the left are a destroyed bridge and houses, on the right, children are playing, a happy dog ​​Chuck and a freshly planted seedbed. In the film, Alevtina’s clothes change from mourning to festive, and at the end, she is in the kitchen wearing her home clothes, preparing dinner from the plants-occupiers. Her walk with a Kyiv scientist-botanist sheds light on another war in Ukraine — between plants.

Commissioned by Manifesta 14 which took place in Kosovo, 2022


Idea: Alevtina Kakhidze

Script and direction: Alevtina Kakhidze, Piotr Armianovski

Camera and editing: Piotr Armianovski

Sound editing: Serhii Kulbachnyi

Music: Maksim Shalygin


  • Alexander Krolikowski, artist  
  • Alevtina Kakhidze, artist
  • Olexii Kovalenko, botanist, National Museum of Natural history of NAS of Ukraine, author of "Alien plants: How hogweed and ragweed conquer the Earth"
  • Anatol Stepanenko, artist, film director and poet
  • Tamara Hryhorivna, resident of the village of Muzychi, Kyiv region
The special edition of the 19 international human rights documentary film festival
 11 — 13 
November 2022