ON THE EAST (Ukraine, 9 min.) Washington, DC Premiere
Kramatorsk may not be the nicest place a town of factories and broken infrastructure but its denizens find much to love there, reflecting on their home with frankness and warmth. Directred by Piotr Armianovski.
THE LIVING FIRE (Ukranian, 2015, 77 min.) Washington, DC Premiere
In Ukraine's Carpathian mountains, three generations of shepherds fight to sustain an ancient lifestyle in rapidly changing world. Filmed over four years and encompassing the experiences of herdsmen of ages 9, 39, and 82, The Living Fire preserves both the seasonal and lifelong cycles of traditional rural existence, registering its rhythms and celebrating its stark beauty. The intimate testimonies and everyday experiences of the shepherds raise vital implications about what we've lost in our societal shift away from our natural environment. Directed and produced by Ostap Kostyuk.
Thanks to the Trust for Mutual Understanding for their support of this program.
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