112 Ukraine TV Channel Director's comment on "Seraphima's Extraordinary Adventure"

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ehor Benkendorf, 112 Ukraine TV Channel's General Director offers to put an end to this artificial scandal
20:37, 23 April 2020

Yegor Benkendorf
112 Agency

112 Ukraine TV Channel Director's comment on "Seraphima's Extraordinary Adventure"

The decision of the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting to assign a check of 112 Ukraine TV channel due to a banned actor in the "Seraphima's Extraordinary Adventure" cartoon is wrong.

There are no actors in this cartoon - neither in terms of law, nor in terms of common sense.

Cartoon production is regulated by the law on cinematography. According to the law, a participant of a movie is a performer of any role, a participant in a documentary (non-fiction) films, a performer of a musical work used in a film, an author of a script, texts or dialogues, a director, a producer. As you can see, the person who voiced the cartoon character does not fall into this category at all.

I would like to remind that Ukraine's TV-viewers are already familiar with “Seraphima's Extraordinary Adventures", and Easter broadcast on 112 Ukraine TV channel is far from being the first release of this cartoon in Ukraine. In particular, “Seraphima's Extraordinary Adventures” received the Grand Prix of the XIII International Festival of Orthodox Movies “Pokrov” back in October 2015 in Kyiv.

"Seraphima's Extraordinary Adventures" is a good family cartoon addressing the key Christian values - love, faith, kindness, the strength of mind. This is the story of a girl from the orphanage, the daughter of a priest, repressed in 1937 and whose church was destroyed by the Bolsheviks. Despite the hardships and pressure from her teachers, she did not give up her faith in God.

I also want to draw attention to the fact that the broadcasting this cartoon was a good example of the fact that, apart from chasing ratings and fighting for the audience, Ukrainian television can also perform a social function - by addressing the smallest TV-viewers, who are usually left behind the attention of the producers and distributors the television content.

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I propose to put an end to this artificial scandal. This is a good, good cartoon - I am sure that when you look at it, you will see that there is nothing wrong with it and you will agree that in our country, unfortunately, there's plenty of truly serious problems and unresolved issues.

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Meanwhile, for those who criticize this cartoon without getting acquainted with it, I suggest watching some small fragments:

You can watch the full cartoon “Seraphima's Extraordinary Adventures" at this link:


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