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DocNomads stands with Ukraine


DocNomads stands with Ukraine

looped screening
WE 04.05.2022 13:00 - 17:00
TH 05.05.2022 13:00 - 17:00
FR 06.05.2022 13:00 - 20:00
FR 06.05.2022 17:00 all welcome for drinks!
SA 07.05.2022 14:00 - 20:00

A cycle of screenings of contemporary Ukrainian cinema to raise money for Ukrainians whose lives are being crushed by Russian attacks.

"We are filmmakers from all around the world brought together by a shared experience and education called Docnomads, a joint master's degree program in Europe focused on Documentary Filmmaking.

On February 24, 2022, Putin's Russia launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainians shifted their lives to bombing shelters, lost their homes and became refugees. Hundreds of thousands of civilians had no other choice but to join the army to defend the freedom of their country.

We organize public events and screenings to gather funds for the people caught in the Ukraine invasion. It is a cycle of screenings of contemporary Ukrainian cinema that gives a glimpse of Ukrainian society during past years. The feature-length films are presented along with one DocNomads short documentary that thematically echoes the current world we are living in. As filmmakers, we are brought together by a strong sense of empathy which we translate through our creations. With this, we feel that now is a time to act and do something concretely to help the victims of the unfolding war by using the strength of our community and the love of our own craft.

The idea is to do what we can wherever we are. 100 percent of the funds raised will be donated to the people directly affected by the war in Ukraine. We have gathered a list of organizations that we consider, as artists from all over the world, aligned to our beliefs, and that could benefit from our support. We believe that our efforts will contribute to saving more lives, spreading important information, and improving the conditions of those who are suffering from this horrible war."

The funds raised with this screening will be transferred to Kuchnia\The Kitchen, a self-organized initiative based in Lviv. They are serving meals from seven home kitchens, hosting three shelters, a train station, and a vegan restaurant. They are helping people who flee the war and come to Lviv looking for a safe place. This was initiated by the artists Olha Marusyn and Yaroslav Futmysky. 

Looped screening of 4 shorts (1h20)

WE 04.05 starting at 13:00, 14:20 & 15:40
TH 05.05 starting at 13:00, 14:20 & 15:40
FR 06.05 starting at 13:00, 14:20, 15:40, 17:00, 18:20 & 19:40
SA 07.05 starting at 14:00, 15:20, 16:40,18:00 & 19:20



Maria Stoianova (2017) 17'

Mom is feeding great tits from the window of her high-rise building in Mariupol, and growing queen apples in her summerhouse near the battle line. To show her simple life, she shoots videos on her small camera for her daughter, who lives in the capital and is hard to reach. To try and keep the conversation going, she feeds her overgrown child with morel mushrooms and fairytales.

Mustard in the gardens

Piotr Armianovski (2017) 37'

Olena is going home, to the village on the frontline in the ‘grey zone’ of the Donetsk region where she spent her childhood. In the garden, her brother has planted mustard to prevent weeds from getting into their neighbors’ garden. The girl lies down in the prickly grass and recalls how big and tasty the apricots, cherries, pears used to be...


Zoya Laktionova (2018) 12'

Life flows in its everyday reality, but then suddenly something elusive changes its course. All that is left is the chance to plunge into memories where everything is preserved, as if in a museum.

The fall of Lenin

Svitlana Shymko (2017) 11'

An ironic documentary film about the farewell to the phantoms of the USSR in Ukraine. The spiritual session with the ghost of Lenin guides us through our past, present, and future. The film presents the dawn and the twilight of idols, and the curious afterlife of history’s ghosts. It is inspired by laws adopted in 2015 by the parliament of Ukraine which condemn the Soviet totalitarian regime and ban the use of Communist symbols. 


Kate Voznystya (2018) 6'

Adventures of a disoriented subject under the chaotic decommunization. An instant of toposonic confusion when habitude is broken. The film was inspired by the official renaming of Petrivka metro station. The name, which derived from the surname of the Soviet communist Petrovsky, was replaced with an ancient hydronym Pochaina. The renaming led to re-recording all of Kyiv metro announcements with a new voice, while the old one was gone for good.