Out of competition program "Accepting violence" and discussion
11 April, 20:30 - TUT.BY Gallery, 57 Dzyarzhynskaha Ave.

The individual stories of people, who have experienced violence in the different moments of history and in different places of the planet, always tend to have something in common. Our aim is to see and recognize that something, to acquire some knowledge about the problem, try to grasp and accept it. Following the screening, we will have a discussion with the film authors and the invited speakers.

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Refuge / Pauline Zapolska ( Ukraine, 10 min)

At least 416 thousands of people from Donetsk and Lugansk regions left their homes, trying to escape from the war on Donbas. About 190 thousands of refugees moved to other regions of Ukraine. Now, over 13 thousands of refugees from Crimea and Donbas live in Kiev. Most of them were left without any means of support.

All over the country the camps for refugees were set up. Most of them are located in the buildings of former schools, resorts and different warehouses.
One of the refuges was set up in the resort “Dzherelo” in Kyiv. Many families with children from Donbas live there. But all these people faced one huge problem – there is still no certain owner of that building. Obviously, such a lovely place in Kyiv is a tidbit for many men of consequence. Hence, many strange things happen there: screams, shoots and even explosions. In such atmosphere, childhood ends very quickly and the refuge becomes a trap.

#73 / Rekesh Shahbaz ( Iraq, 23 min)

Their road paved by genocides, mass executions and enslavement, the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria left countless families of the Yezidi minority in Kurdistan scattered. We follow a young man back to his besieged village to save his elderly parents who were left behind by the first wave of refugees.

The Fragments of the Lives / Egor Ganaratskiy ( Belarus, 25 min)

The film is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Soviet Army withdrawal from the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. It tells the story of two Afghan war veterans. How has the war affected their destinies? What do they think about the Soviet-Afghan war after a quarter century? What is the ex-combatants' life today?