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Сильні духом - Strong in Spirit

Ukraine 2018, 23:02,

Director: Slavik Bihun

A confessionary documentary about the first Ukrainian political prisoner in Russia who was able to get free from Kremlin prison after the beginning of the new European war. Traveling to a neighboring country, a remarkable young Ukrainian Yuriy Yatsenko becomes a hostage: secretly detained and subjected to torture, he cut his veins, to demand the relatives to be informed about his disappearance…

26.09.21 | 18:00

Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej ŁAŹNIA / KinoPort

ul. Strajku Dokerów 5, Gdańsk


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Slavik Bihun


Ukrainian film director and legal philosopher. Educated at leading universities in Ukraine and abroad, Dr Bihun prior to turning to filmmaking worked as a lawyer at the European Court in Strasbourg. He was later trained as film director at Sorbonne (adaptation of fiction and political cinema) and Baltic Film School. The filmmaker, active from 2013-14, shot films in Ukraine, Georgia, Estonia and France, nominated at more than 100 film festivals and celebrated with over 50 awards. He's well noted for active promotion of Ukrainian cinema. One of the founders and Supervisory Board’s chairman of the newly created Directors Guild of Ukraine. Dr. Bihun supported the release of his colleague Oleg Sentsov, by joining him for 18 days in solidarity for hunger strike.

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