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UNTOLD UKRAINE: MARIUPOLIS

Mantas Kvedaravičius

The focus of Lithuanian documentarian Mantas Kvedaravičius’s film is the Ukrainian port city that had been a site of significant conflict in the aftermath of 2014’s Maidan Revolution. Despite the ever-present destruction and danger of death, citizens deliberately and defiantly carried on with life as normal wherever possible. Here we see workers continue to show up every morning, including repairmen who get the trams back on schedule following a collision, and musicians who add the required festive air to a wedding. While making a second film about the city, once again under siege, Mantas Kvedaravičius was shot and killed in April of this year.

Notes by Kevin Coyne

This screening will be introduced by Marijus Gudynas, the Lithuanian Ambassador to Ireland.

This film is screening as part of Untold Ukraine. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to Nova Ukraine, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine. For additional donations to the Untold Ukraine project, click here.

96 mins, Lithuania-France-Germany, 2016, Digital, Subtitled.

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