On the program’s closing day, Garage Auditorium will be running a screening of the documentary Kiev/Moscow. Part I and a thematic round table discussion “Documentary Film: Between the Personal and the Political” involving documentary filmmakers and researchers in the fields of public history, film, and media.
The speakers will discuss the possible approaches to historic and political material in contemporary documentary filmmaking, the question of a director’s political commitments, and the problem of integrating a personal view into the objective documenting picture—issues raised by the films selected for the Garage Screen. Between the Personal and the Political program. The discussion will touch upon the specificity of working with political themes and historical traumas in contemporary Russian cinema.
The discussion will be preceded by the screening of the first part of the documentary dilogy Kiev/Moscow by Elena Khorina—the collective chronicle of Ukranian mass protests of 2013–2014 that led to the to the change of power in the country, filmed by young Russian and Ukrainian documentary filmmakers.
Kiev/Moscow. Part I
Director Elena Khoreva
Estonia, 2014, 60 minutes