film writer, director, photographer
Oksana was born in Kyiv (Ukraine), living and working in between Kyiv and Montreal (Quebec). Her debut feature documentary film Don’t Worry, the Doors Will Open won the New Visions Award at the RIDM festival in Montreal (2019) and received an honorable mention in the Emerging Canadian Filmmaker category at Hot Docs (2020). In her personal projects, Oksana explores the everyday lives and oral histories of the common people and how state politics invades the personal sphere and influences the communities she intimately documents. Oksana is a Cultural Studies graduate of the “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” National University in Ukraine and a Film Production graduate of Concordia University in Montreal. She is currently working on her new feature documentary Storms Are Whispering, produced by Cosmos Films.