The Russian armed aggression against Ukraine makes the state of Ukraine’s water resources worse and worse every day, destroying purification facilities, dams and water reservoirs. And industrial facilities damaged by bombing and shelling can pollute local water reservoirs with dangerous substances. With its environmental crimes, Russia has already caused millions of dollars of damage to Ukraine. How will the war influence the quality of water resources and how will this affect the health of Ukrainians? Can Ukraine have clean water in the near future?
We recommend that you watch the documentary Cry My River (dir. Olesia Morhunets-Isaienko) from the programme of the 19th Travelling Docudays UA festival.
Watch the discussion and the film on the docuspace.org website and on the Facebook page of the Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.
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Special edition of Docudays UA
Ivan Prykhodko is a self-taught artist, one of the last folk artists in Ukraine. An invitation to the capital becomes a challenge for the master, who is used to the rural quiet.
A carved wood horse becomes the protagonist of fairy tales created by Anatoliy Latiuk, a former dissident who has become a monk. In Donbas, a region engulfed by war, he is looking for stories about kindness.
It's 2020, the world is threatened by a pandemic. At the same time, the mountain village of Kolochava in Zakarpattia goes on with daily their life facing constant difficulties.
Five young people take part in a production connecting Shakespeare's Hamlet with their experiences of war a few months prior to Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Rivers have sacred significance for humans. Every river is someone’s reflection and memory. And the state of each is a result of our actions or inaction, not just of climate change, as we often think to justify our actions.
The film interrogates the complexity of an objective point of view as it explores the shared histories of cameras, weapons, policing, and justice.
When Russian troops were entering Ukraine, the famous playwright Andriy Bondarenko wrote a single-act play about life interrupted by the war.
This film is dedicated to Dmytro Kozatsky with the call sign “Orest”. He has been covering the world situation in Mariupol and at Azovstal since the beginning of the Russian invasion.
Ever since the Maidan revolution in 2014, Valentyn has been fighting corrupt politics in his hometown of Romny in northeastern Ukraine. When he needs a break, he attempts to cross the Black Sea by kayak for the third time.
Director Paweł Łoziński is watching people from his balcony as they are passing by. He addresses them, asking questions about how they deal with life. Can anyone be a film hero? Can the world be locked in one film frame?
Janka wakes up every day thinking about the end of the world. This burden pushes her to take radical action. Activism turns out to be a form of action that gives her strength and hope.
This is the story of people who rebel against the injustices of life, and bravely take all the blows of fate. They are both dissident and obedient, like the mountains that surround them.
Stanislav was reporting from his native city of Donetsk for various Ukrainian media after part of the Donbas region fell under the control of Russia-backed separatist militants in May 2014. In 2017 Stanislav was taken captive.