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GFF 2016 - Ukraine Stories: Resisting and Rebuilding - FRI JULY 22 3:00PM
Fri, 22 July 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
Sponsored by the Mauro Family Foundation!! <3
***Wayne Sharpe - Ukraine Director at Internews - will be in attendace to introduce this series of Ukrainian produced short social justice documentaries and speak about his work with the non-profit organization Internews!***
From the Internews website: "Internews is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard."
It is a story of Liudmyla, a folk dance teacher from Luhansk, who left for a dance festival in Bulgaria with her students and was not able to return home due to the war. She now lives in Mykolaiv, where she launched a folk choreography department in the Mykolaiv Art Academy
It is a story of Crimean Tatar family, who were forced to flee their home during the Russian military invasion of the Crimean peninsula and were welcomed by the people of Cherkasy in mainland Ukraine. Despite religious tensions, the family adjusts to their new life with help from the community.
The main character is Oksana Nezhalska, a woman in Luhansk who loses her legs in a landmine explosion while delivering supplies to people cut off from services during the fighting in the East. With help from the international community, rehabilitation organizations, and her new community in Western Ukraine, Oksana learns to walk and drive despite the loss of her legs.
It is a story of a Kyokushin Karate champion, Oleksiy from Avdiivka, Donetsk region. Now Oleksiy lives in Zolotonosha, a small town in government-controlled Ukraine, where he managed to repair an abandoned gym in his new small town to run athletics programs for youth in the community.
We recommend you line up in the ticket line 30 mins before screening. Please be seated 15 mins before start of film. We will fill all seats if you are a no show or late. Rush seating. At the theatre door, please present your ticket on your smart phone or print your ticket. Pass holders must present both GFF Pass and ticket AND THE NAME/PHOTO ON THE PASS AND TICKET MUST MATCH.