Marta Hryniuk


stills from the film

Two parallel stories in post-full scale invasion Ukraine. Oksana is a psychologist and dance teacher at the Centre for Creativity, a community space in Kosiv, west Ukraine, now repurposed as a hub for volunteers to make soup, salo and camouflage nets for the front lines. Margarita is an artist and volunteer medic, working to evacuate wounded soldiers, civilians and animals, while still maintaining her practice as a painter. A meditation on resistance, the role of art in extreme times, and the ways in which people relate to or make sense of the senselessness of war.

Film by Marta Hryniuk and Nick Thomas with Oksana Sokoliuk and Margarita Polovinko.

Sound mix: Sergio Gonzalez Cuervo

Deliverables: Laurent Fluttert

With participation: Lidiia Opariak, Galyna Gulyak, Svitlana Tytyk, Oleksandra Stetsyk, Uliana Malyk, Myroslava Dobroselska, Ivanna Tabakharnyk, Ivanna Martyshchuk, Ivanna Kyforak, Petro Yurovych Moseychuk, Mariia Hnatiuk.

Thanks to Margarita Polovinko, Oksana Sokoliuk, Diana Toucedo, Lili Huston-Herterich, Víctor Santamarina, Yaroslav Futymskyi, Alona Karavai, Yuliia Parysh, Olga Bychyniuk, Vasyl Bychyniuk, Mariia Geletiuk, Alexander Kryzhanovskyi, Vasyl (Lyakh) Tkachenko, Sashko Protyah, WET.

Centre for Creativity was supported by “Peripheries” residency, organised by proto produkciia and Asortymentna Kimnata.


stills from the film