A new narrative for Ukraine, told by its children. What influence does the war have on daily life in Ukraine? What is it like to grow up in a conflict zone, living in constant fear? And what dreams for the future do young people hold onto?
In 2016 and 2017, The One Minutes Jr. went to Ukraine over ten times to hold workshops with young people in in Avdiivka, Bakhmut, Dobropillia, Kharkiv, Liman, Mariupol, Militopol, Severodonestk, Sloviansk and Volnovakha to find answers to these questions. With the war in the Ukraine in 2022, these films became highly topical and at the request of International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, one of the most important short film institutions anywhere in the world, a compilation was made of 46 One Minutes.
Julia van Mourik (director of The One Minutes Foundation) will introduce the programme. The screening will be introduced by Gor Baghdasaryan, one of the workshop trainers. Gor was the first winner of The One Minutes Jr. Awards. He was 13 and came by himself all the way from Armenia to Amsterdam. He is now a filmmaker and lives and works in London.
Yekaterina Masalskaya, Andrey Gruzdev, Vadym, Sofia Devotchenkova, Marina Postolati, Katia Tsap, Denis Levchenko, Dina Nadel, Denis and Adrej, Dasha Starikova, Bibikova Anastasia, Anna Kolesnyk, Danil Potapov, Kristina Tolmacheva, Mikhail Perekhrest, Viktoriya Shchelkunova, Oleksandr, Volodymyr, Artyr, Viacheslav, Alexandra Kulichenko, Daniil Buli, Bogdan Yali, Veronika Shaposhnikova, Aleksandr Tsukor, Alena Solyanik, Alexander Kurilenko, Anna Lusenkova, Mariya Tseluh, Lilia Migutsa, Ivan Kuraksin, Ulyana Chernikh, Rostyslav, Vadim Ergard, Vyacheslav Potsko, Nastya Starchenko, Maruschenko Valeria, Dasha Shmulich, Ivan Gorb, Yana Muntyan, Nikita Novgorodse, Danilo Savkevich, Daniil Buzevskyu, and Valeria Gukezheva.
The One Minutes Jr.
Since 2002, The One Minutes Jr. has brought together young people from around the world for video workshops to give them a voice. The results are short autobiographical films that provide a poignant glimpse into their lives. How is life for a young refugee in the Netherlands? How do Korean girls deal with the constant pressure to be elegant and feminine? What is the influence of war on daily life in Syria? Their creations are full of astonishing resilience and youthful creativity.
The One Minutes
Using the forces of video, The One Minutes wants to contribute to creating spaces for free expression, collective imagination, and global solidarity in our different, yet deeply interconnected realities.
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