Film Troubadours: Scotland and Ukraine
Greg's Film Tapes
Hryhoriy Porytsky, also known as Greg, was one of the central figures in the Lviv hippie movement in the 1970s. Together with other freedom-loving young people, he was a member of a non-conformist association called the Holy Garden Republic, which met in an abandoned garden of the Discalced Carmelites monastery in the centre of Lviv. They created, listened to Western rock music, and organised Union-wide hippie sessions. But the Soviet government saw their activities as protest. The film shows the participants of the Republic, their apartment parties, walks, talks, and, basically, their lives.
All films of the programme will be available for viewing by the festival audience on a free basis without geographical restrictions. During the festival, from March 27 to April 4, new films from the Scottish and Ukrainian selections will appear daily at 10 am, each of which can be viewed for 48 hours.
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Film of the Film Troubadours: Scotland and Ukraine programme
The programme of amateur cinematography features shorts made in the period between the 1940s in Scotland and the 1980s in Ukraine. Each film is accompanied by comments by researchers of this phenomenon.
Read more about the film on DOCUDAYS UA