Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has met with filmmakers of the “Cyborgs” movie on February 10. The President wrote on his Facebook. The meeting was held in the house of Ahtem Seytablayev, the director of the movie, and his wife Ivanna Dyadyur, the film's producer.
“Such a warm meeting with sincere and kind people would be remembered for the whole life. All the conversations with such people are dedicated to the urgent topics: war, Crimea and Donbas reintegration, the prominent future of Ukraine, the art, especially during the war. It was very interesting to find out about some episodes of the filming process as well as to sing our Ukrainian songs,” the president wrote.
“That’s why the state should invest money in the Ukrainian cinematography, and first of all in the films about war – while the wounds still the hurt and you cannot hide the truth. I’m pleased to know that Akhtem is currently working on another film, also about one of the heroic operations during the Russian-Ukrainian war. I’m sure that “Cyborgs” will be popular not only in Ukraine but in Europe as well,” Poroshenko added.
Akhtem Seitablaev, the director, has got the main award of the Kyiv Film Festival Molodist for the military drama 'Cyborgs'.
‘Cyborgs’ is a Ukrainian feature film which tells the story of the defenders of Donetsk airport, who by their unconditional bravery were called cyborgs.
It was first aired in December 2017. The production team launched the social initiative ‘IDoCare’, which assumes that every 17 U.S. cents from a bought ticket will go to cover the needs of the families of deceased defenders of Donetsk airport.