Redak­tion „novinki“

Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­sität zu Berlin
Sprach- und lite­ra­tur­wis­sen­schaft­liche Fakultät
Institut für Slawistik
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

Ukrai­nian Docu­men­tary Cinema — A New Film Series at HU Berlin

The Ukrai­nian Society at Hum­boldt Uni­ver­sity is about to start a series of con­tem­po­rary Ukrai­nian docu­men­ta­ries. The con­cept is simple: Carefully sel­ected docu­men­ta­ries, free entry, and the pos­si­bi­lity to donate on the spot for the Ukrai­nian cause. At the kick-off scree­ning, the award-win­ning docu­men­tary “Life to the Limit” by director Pavlo Pele­shok will be pre­sented, fol­lowed by an essay­i­stic por­trait of an repre­sen­ta­tive of Ukrai­nian Moder­nism, “Infi­nity: Accor­ding to Flo­rian” by Oleksiy Radynski, and the highly acclaimed docu­men­tary “20 Days in Mariupol” by Mstyslav Chernov.


At the begin­ning of the winter, the Ukrai­nian Society — a stu­dents’ initia­tive at HU Berlin that formed shortly after th Rus­sian full-scale inva­sion of Ukraine on February 24th, 2022 — published a first post on their Insta­gram page: “As we enter this winter, the pre­do­mi­nant fee­ling is con­cern. Con­cern about the con­ti­nuing rus­sian terror. Con­cern about the loo­ming strikes on Ukrai­nian energy infra­struc­ture. Con­cern about waning sup­port in the West. Yet what we wish for remains unch­anged: a free and inde­pen­dent Ukraine.”

The Ukrai­nian Society invites ever­yone inte­rested to join the scree­nings — “to come tog­e­ther, reflect, and cele­brate the strength of the human spirit through the lens of these impactful documentaries!”

The coll­ec­tive has now announced the film sel­ec­tion for their series of Ukrai­nian docu­men­tary cinema at the Hum­boldt University:

Left image: Film still from “Infi­nity: Accor­ding to Flo­rian”. Cre­dits: Oleksiy Radynski. Source: IFFR.

Right image/main image above: An apart­ment buil­ding explodes after a Rus­sian army tank fires in Mariupol, Ukraine, Friday, March 11, 2022. Cre­dits: AP Photo/Evgeniy Malo­letka. Source:

Where: Doro­theen­straße 65, room 5.57
When: 16th, 23rd, and 30th of January (18:30, respec­tively)
Free entry


In coope­ra­tion with the Insti­tute of Slavic and Hun­ga­rian Stu­dies (Insitut für Sla­wistik und Hun­ga­ro­logie), Hum­boldt Uni­ver­sity of Berlin.