This year’s Travelling Festival will demonstrate films from Docudays UA in more than 200 cities, towns and settlements of 23 regions of Ukraine: Kyiv, Dnipro, Zaporizhia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kirovohrad, Lviv, Luhansk, Poltava, Kherson, Chernihiv, Chernivtsi, Ternopil, Volyn, Donetsk, Zhytomyr, Kharkiv, Vinnytsia, Odesa, Sumy, Zakarpattia, Mykolaiv, Rivne and Khmelnytsky regions, as well as Crimea.
The festival films will be screened from October to December in cinema halls, houses of culture, universities, schools, youth clubs, book stores, libraries, etc. Screenings followed by discussions on human rights will also take place in penal colonies, detention centres, and educational facilities for future penitentiary workers. Convicts and employees in penal colonies, detention centres will learn more about human rights and will be able to establish a civilized dialogue within legal boundaries; students will have an opportunity to discuss festival films with human rights activists, identify existing problems in colonies and explore possible solutions.
We are assured that every truly artistic documentary is a powerful act of struggle for moral and therefore democratic values. It is an instrument which evokes humane motives in people, teaches and inspires them to protect these motives in themselves and others.
The effect from screenings is intensified by meetings with renowned human rights defenders, filmmakers, cultural activists and artists, journalists; thematic discussions, Q&A, disputes, legal workshops for young audiences, forum theatres, “living libraries” and other human rights educational events.
The festival is non-political and non-commercial.
Partners of the ХIІІth Docudays UA International Travelling Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in the Ukrainian regions are 49 leading youth and human rights NGOs.