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broadcast recording 06 June, 18:30

To be heard: What narratives about Ukraine do we create?

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The conversation is held in Ukrainian.
The conversation is held in Ukrainian.
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In the past year, the subject of Ukraine has become incredibly popular — not only in political discourse, but also in cultural and social conversation. How has knowledge about our country changed during this time? What goals have Ukrainians set for themselves in public communication, and how exactly have we been ‘packaging’ important messages in order to be heard? What narratives about ourselves have we been able to form, and which stereotypes and biases are we still continuing to fight?

As we continue to think about the main theme of this year’s festival, we will try to articulate clearly the tasks of public communication and the strategies for overcoming obstacles. Ukrainians cannot afford to remain passive when it comes to imagining images of the future: right now we must actively shape them with our own hands.


Oleksandr Mykhed

writer, cultural researcher, translator, member of PEN Ukraine

Iryna Tsilyk

writer, fiction and documentary film director, member of PEN Ukraine, member of the European Film Academy

Rita Burkovska

theatre and film actress who has been working as a fixer for international media since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, particularly for the BBC, ARTE, Deutsche Welle and AFP

Anastasia Platonova

moderator, independent cultural critic, journalist, editor


The DOCU/CLASS workshop of the 20th Docudays UA offers public discussions with film professionals and cultural managers about building and protecting the future.