On the pre-showing, 4 films were presented, "Cyborgs' fortress" (Y. Kirienko) - about Donetsk airport, which has already become a symbol of the struggle for the independence of Ukraine,"Russia, Goodbye! A hybrid war between Russia and Ukraine" (V. Trykova), "Stolen peace" (K. Smirnova), and "Slavyansk.The Return" (K. Pyaskivska), the last two on life in the eastern region in war- and peacetime.
Ksenia Smirnova, author of the film "Stolen peace", told how she held the broadcast of the events in Lugansk and said right in air "I do not fully understand what was happening, I need to know all the most." After the air Ksenia immediately went to Lugansk. So she became making the film about internally displaced persons.
"I hope my film will be a "bridge" to understanding of the people caught up by the war, how could this happen and what should be done to stop all", the author says about her picture.
The completed presentation of the work of journalist Ksenia Pyaskivska "Slavyansk.The Return," in which author shows the city in a year after the liberation from the occupation. While presenting their work, Ksenia described what pushed her to filming. During a trip to Slavyansk, she faced the polar ratio of locals to the fact of raising the Ukrainian flag: tears of joy at the one hand, and cynicism at the other. At the expiration of the time she wanted to come back to see what has changed.
"I deliberately wanted to build this film not only on my own reflections, but on stories of specific people, their words and experience. They do not perceive themselves as heroes, but they are, because the city survived due to the," Ksenia said.