Docudays, a Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights, Opens in Ukraine
The 16th International Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights Docudays UA has opened in Kyiv with the film 'Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World'
The 16th International Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights Docudays UA started in Ukraine.
According to the press service of the festival, Docudays UA will take place in Kyiv March 22-30 in the iconic Zhovten, Kyiv, and Lira Cinemas, and other well-known cultural spaces. This year’s festival presents the film Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World, devoted to the work of the investigative journalists in times of state sponsored propaganda and fake news.
A rally in support of illegally convicted Ukrainians imprisoned in Russia was held during the opening of Docudays. The audience was shown a video about political prisoners illegally held in Russia. After, everyone got up and raised placards with words calling for the release of the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov and other hostages of the Kremlin. It will last until the end of next week.
“The human rights issue is hot and relevant online. And this year we wanted to talk about it. In particular, for this purpose, we collect films that fit the focus of the program. And these films from different sides talk about our main issue,” a festival coordinator, Olha Birzul said.