Documentary film “Crimea. As It Was” – Ciné Utopia

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When? – Wednesday, 27 March 2019 from 19:00-21:00
Where? – Ciné Utopia
Registration: [email protected]

THIS SCREENING IS DEDICATED TO 5 YEARS OF THE OCCUPATION OF CRIMEA BY RUSSIAN FEDERATION.

SPECIAL GUESTS: representatives of the Embassy of Ukraine in Brussels and of Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg.

The entrance is FREE. For the reservation please send an e-mail on [email protected]

ABOUT THE FILM:
A story of the officers, soldiers and seamen who have not betrayed their oath of loyalty to the people of Ukraine during the takeover of Crimea. This is a film about a military honor, in the midst of undeclared war.

It is the first Ukraine-produced full-length documentary film about the annexation of Crimea by Russia made by Babylon’13 – a team of documentary filmmakers.

Unique documentary footage and real-life stories of the sailors, pilots, troopers and marines who stood off the occupants is to answer the question “Why did we give up Crimea?” to one part of the audience as well as to make another part think of peninsula’s future.

It’s for the first time since the events in Crimea took place that both Ukrainian and international audience will have a chance to look in the eyes of the people who were ready to defend territorial integrity of their fatherland under complicated circumstances till the end and keep doing it these days. The film also gives an insight into what was happening inside the surrounded military bases and at the blocked warships. The film team is looking at the historic developments in Crimea through the life stories of Ukrainian servicemen who remained loyal to their oath. “Crimea.As It Was” narrates highest human values: honor, loyalty to oath and courage.

The documentary was also presented at the Berlinale 2016 as part of the Ukrainian Film Corner.

The film was produced with support by the NATO Information and Documentation Centre.

Partners of the project are: Ukraine Crisis Media Center, Euro Maidan Canada, KWA Sound Production (technical partner) and the Ukrainian State Film Agency.

Film director: Kostiantyn Kliatskin
Duration: 125 min
Language: UKR/RUS with ENGLISH subtitles

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