Today, October 30, with the support of the Kharkov City Council and Kharkiv Regional State Administration starts XII International traveling Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights “Docudays UA”. The organizers are: Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, NGO “South”, Kherson Regional Charity and Health Fund and the NGO “Centre of modern information technologies and visual arts”.
Movie shows will be held in cultural centers, universities, schools, youth clubs, libraries, employment centers, etc. A new feature of the festival will be the screenings for volunteers and internally displaced persons.
According to the organizers, the best documentary films about human rights were selected for the festival program. There also will be film displays from the program “Effect of Georgia”, that will tell about the experience of war with Russia and the reconstruction of the country. The audience will be able to watch films about contemporary life, including Vadim Ilkov’s “Valse Alchevsk”, Svetlana Shimko’s “Medic goes the last” and others.
Newly prominent part of “Docudays UA” is the “DOCU/children” film program. Heroes of the stories – children and adolescents, who face “adult” problems and learn how to overcome them.
The festival begins on October 30 at 19:00 in the cinema “8 ½”.
It is worth mentioning that from October 30 till November 6, the cinema “8 ½” will hold meetings with the movie directors, volunteers; also there will be special screenings under the auspices of the US Embassy in Ukraine.
More details on the program can be found here.