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Premiere of Iryna Tsybukh's documentary about the children of Donetsk and Luhansk regions

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun7,2024

>> Filming of a documentary project/Public Culture

Yesterday, June 6, Iryna Tsybukh's documentary “Distance” was shown for the first time on the First Channel of Public Broadcasting. The main characters of the film were children from Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

The film is about teenagers from Donetsk and Luhansk regions, about everyday life, anxieties and achievements in places far from megacities. This was reported by Suspilne Kultura.

Work on the project began back in October 2021, three months before the start of a full-scale invasion. The tape contains 16 interviews of children from front-line communities. These are stories about their lives, where they recorded thoughts, emotions and dreams.

The director was Serhiy Zhulin, who went to the east of the country for the first time. Filming lasted 10 days in various cities and villages: Maryinka, Vesele, Pokrovsk, Zolote, New York.

We would all like her to present her work herself, set the accents herself, come to the studio. This show is the least we can do in memory of this work of hers. It's unbelievable how much such a young person has managed to do important things, – said Angelina Karyakina, adviser to the chairman of the board of the Society.

Premiere of Iryna Tsybukh's documentary about the children of Donetsk and Luhansk regions

Filming of a documentary project/Social Culture

Zhulin says that Tsybukh was originally from Lviv, but “had some kind of deep connection” with Donetsk region and Luhansk region.

I remember how she told me one day after filming: “You know, sometimes I have the impression that in my past life I lived in the Donbass and worked with ordinary workers,” he recalls.

Serhiy Zhulin said that although Iryna returned to “Hospitaliers”, she continued to maintain contact with the children and their parents.

Creation of the tape “Distance” was made possible thanks to the support provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Individual opinions and statements expressed in the film are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID and/or the United States Government.

Premiere of Iryna Tsybukh's documentary about the children of Donetsk and Luhansk regions

Filming of the documentary project/Society Culture

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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