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: