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Films for Ukraine

An image from the film Mariupolis showing a man with a raised first

A short season of films by and about Ukraine, co-presented by the Departments of Digital Humanities and Department of Film Studies, and organised by Dr. Gabriele Salciute Civiliene and Professor Chris Berry.

Films for Ukraine will present a screening every week throughout May 2022 to deepen understanding of cinema, culture, and history of Ukraine, and to fund-raise for charities nominated by the filmmakers.

Mariupolis (2016, 96 mins, documentary), by the late Mantas Kvedaravicius, killed in Mariupol 2 April 2022

Tuesday 3 May, 19.00: Lucas Lecture Theatre, S-2.18, Strand Building

A poetic portrait of life in a city surrounded by war. While shooting what he called as a “second part” to Mariupolis, Kvedaravicius was captured and killed by Russian soldiers on 2 April 2022.

This film is kindly made available by Uljanos Kim Studija, Vilnius. All donations will go to support Kvedaravicius's family.

Book your ticket and donate here

Homeward (2019, 97 mins, dramatic feature), with director Nariman Aliev

Monday 9 May, 19.00: Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s Building

A road movie about a Crimean Tartar (Qırımli) family’s effort to take their son’s body back to their homeland. Followed by a Zoom Q&A with the director.

This film kindly made available by New Wave Films.

Director Nariman Aliev has nominated the Ukrainian charity Vostok-SOS to receive your donations. Vostok focuses its efforts on the east of the country, providing, "Comprehensive assistance to conflict-affected persons and IDPs, promoting democratic transformation and human rights values in Ukraine."

Book your ticket and donate here

Further announcements to follow for Mondays 16, 23, and 30 May.

You can also keep up to date with the latest announcements through the KCL Films for Ukraine Facebook page