XII International traveling Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights “Docudays UA” passed through the region. Chairman of the “Center for Legal and Political Research “DUMA” Yuri Chumak has provided this information in the press center of the news agency “Status Quo”.
He believes that an honest documentary about human rights is the best tool for effective legal education of the population.
Yuri Chumak stated that 30 documentary films were presented at the fest. The festival traditionally consisted of competition and non-competition programs. Competition programs were divided into three groups – DOCU/LIFE, DOCU/RIGHT, DOCU/SHORT. Each of them was judged by a separate jury. Additionally, student juries and viewers also voted for their favorite films.
Main Prize: Together (dir. Denis Shabaev)
Main prize: God’s Will (dir. Beata Bubenec)
Main prize: Starting point (dir. Michał Szcześniak)
- STUDENT JURY’S PRIZE
Main prize: Goat for a Vote (dir. Jeroen van Velzen)
- ANDREY MATROSOV PRIZE FROM DOCUDAYS UA ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Maidan Everywhere (dir. Kateryna Gornostay)
- AUDIENCE AWARD
My Home (dir. Jiří Stejskal)
Other participants of the festival were also awarded and a complete list of winners and view the videos can be found here.
A new feature of the festival were the screenings for volunteers and internally displaced persons on the basis of public organizations “Station Kharkiv”, “Ukrainian borders”, “Chuguev’s Human Rights Group”, as well as for children in the town of “Otradnoe” on the basis of the charity fund “Social assistance service”.
Reference. Docudays UA – the only Ukrainian International Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights. The festival is a non-political and non-profit, its main goal is to promote, popularize and develop documentary films as well as to increase respect for human rights in Ukraine.