Why some young Ukrainians fought and died to join the European Union while within Europe there are a lot of young people tired and complaining about it? We will showcase the perspective of Ukrainian youth in the aftermath of the Euromaidan protests and the ensuing conflict.
Even if people talk a lot about Ukraine at the moment, we believe that a discussion need to include as well the perspective of young people. It is essential to understand young Ukrainians for many reasons. One of them is that all Europeans should be made aware of young people fighting to join the EU to overthink their own perspective on Europe. Hopefully it strengthen their perception from themselves as Europeans and encourage them to get politically more active. This project is meant to touch the audience in a very personal way, to shed a new light on our everyday life as people inside the European framework and by that create a strong feeling of togetherness.
There are three main objectives of this project:
First, we would like to see young Ukrainians that take this documentary movie as their own platform, as a possibility to speak up and to display their feelings and opinions free of bias.
Second, this movie is not meant to lie in a box afterwards, we want to make it public so that an European audience, and especially young people, are aware about the situation of Ukrainian youth.
Third, an ideal outcome of this project would be to spark a well-rounded debate that would look at the both sides of the argument rationally.
October - December 2014: write synopsis and literature review
January - May 2015: fundraising and ethnographic research
May - June 2015: scouting for locations and potential interviewees
June - August 2015: pre-production of storyboards and scripts, shooting in the field and planning dissemination/communication plan
August - October 2015: editing, formatting and subtitles of the documentary movie.
November 2015: final release, final check with partners and interviewees
December 2015: Documentary Premiere at the European Parliament
January - March 2016: dissemination and communication campaign
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
Sharing authentic stories from the Maidan can touch people and connect them beyond national borders. This documentary film project about Ukraine explores a topic that has had enormous political impact and which remains a key issue for Europe.