23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The Wonderful Years
During the Soviet era, Ukraine was a difficult place for members of the LGBT community, and even today the country remains less than welcoming to sexual minorities. Working with archival interviews of women from the past thirteen years, the film brings together two eras and thus contributes to a discussion of today’s situation.
Independent Ukrainian filmmaker Svitlana Shymko (1986) focuses on social and political issues. After studying documentary film through the DOC NOMADS programme, she gained attention thanks to her debut The Doctor Leaves Last (2014).
Her latest documentary film The Wonderful Years has been a collaboration with Guliana Yarmanova (1985), a gender theoretician.
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|producer:||Olha Reiter, Ella Shtyka|
|script:||Galina Yarmanova, Svitlana Shymko|