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Higher than a Mountain

Documentary, 44 min., 2012 - 2019

SYNOPSIS

Many times I've worked in different election committees. It may seem that an election is useless, but being inside is surfing on the wave of Kafkaesque, disappointment and adrenalin higher than all voting bulletins.

CREDITS

Director and cameraman: Piotr Armianovski

Cast: Ruslan Kudriavtsev, Oksana Shyshova, members of the election commissions and voters in Donetsk and Kyiv, deputy candidates.

People’s Museum of Avdiivka

Documentary, 6 min., 2018

Main prize in non-feature section on the festival "Open night" (Ukraine) 2018, IFFU 86 "MyStreetFilms" 2018, The Santa Fe Film Festival 2019

SYNOPSIS

There is a people's museum in Eastern Ukrainian city Avdiivka. Its father is a coal-factory, its brother is an alcoholic. The museum likes fresh air and brings people together. It dreamed to prevent a war over the whole world, but couldn't save even the closest ones. However, people of Avdiivka make museum again – a place where the strangest ideas come to life.

Mustard in the Gardens

Documentary, 37 min., 2018
Special mention and Andriy Matrosov prize at International Human Rights Film Festival Docudays UA 2018

SYNOPSIS

Olena is going home, to the village in the 'grey zone' of Russian-Ukrainian war where she spent her childhood. In the garden, her brother has planted mustard to prevent weeds from getting into their neighbours' garden. The girl lies down in the prickly grass and recalls how big and tasty the apricots, cherries, pears used to be...

CREDITS

Me and Mariupol

Documentary, 10 min., 2017

The second prize on the festival "Young Ukrainian Artists" 2017; DocuBaku 2018; Cottbus Film Festival 2017; CANactions 2017; 86 IFFU 2017. In the collection of Ludwig Museum, Budapest.

SYNOPSIS

Mariupol is an industrial city on Azov sea. I went there as a young sailor 20 years ago. The places alive in my memory are mostly destroyed. The battle-line of the Russian-Ukrainian war is just nearby the city. In the night I can hear the bombing. However, I am looking the miracle there.

CREDITS

Miners' Stories

Documentary, 43 min., 2016

Book Arsenal Kyiv 2017; Caux Forum, Switzerland 2017

SYNOPSIS

Victor and Oleksandr live in the mining towns of two geographically remote regions of Ukraine. While their lives and the lives of their relatives revolve around mines, there is another side. Who they really are? What makes them go underground every day?

On the east

Kramatorsk may not be the nicest place a town of factories and broken infrastructure but its denizens find much to love there, reflecting on their home with frankness and warmth.

Volodia a hero of revolution

Documentary, 13 / 52 min., 2014 - 2015

SYNOPSIS

Volodia is a teenager from Donetsk. He dreams to become a popstar like American Justine Bibber and Russian Roma Zhelud. In spring 2014 pro-Russian protests started in Donetsk. Volodia came there and knew that US want to save its nuclear waste in Donetsk coal mines and EU wants to take out Ukrainian soil. So young man decided to struggle for his Fatherland.

CREDITS

Director and cameraman: Piotr Armianovski

Cast: Volodia a.k.a "Tor Suris"

Meat Factory

Documentary, 32 min., 2012 - 2013

"Ukrainian Focus" Docudays 2014; Inconvenient Films Vilnius 2014

СИНОПСИС

A look from the inside at how parliamentary elections are organized and held, this documentary shows its viewer the mix of the extremity and boredom of the process. Meat Factory is an attempt to understand who defines our future and how they do it; an attempt to tell the story of unity and splits among people, the humor born out of sleepless nights.

CREDITS

Director and cameraman: Piotr Armianovski

Private city history of Donetsk

Історія кожного міста складається з історій його мешканців. Маленьких, локальних історій, спогадів пов'язаних з деталями навколишнього простору.