11.03.2015 Film

‘Ukraine in the eyes of the Eastern European Intelligentsia’. Held to mark the premirere of the film “Maidan” by Sergei Loznitsa (BOZAR)

Ziemowit SZCZEREK, author of a gonzo report on Ukraine entitled Przyjdzie Mordor i nas zje, czyli tajna historia Slowian (Mordor will come and eat us, or a secret history of the Slavs) published in 2013 by Korporacja Ha!Art and which, the same year, picked up the Paszport Polityki prize (one of the main Polish prizes for art), will be taking part in the debate “Ukraine in the eyes of the Eastern European Intelligentsia” which aims to give a voice to intellectuals and artists from central Europe who have witnessed the way society has been transformed in Ukraine.
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The debate, organised by EUNIC Bruxelles, the network of national European cultural institutions in Brussels (the Polish Institute is a member), is taking place to mark the premiere at BOZAR of the film film Maidan by the Ukrainian documentary film-maker Sergei LOZNITSA. The film, which recounts the seismic shift which Ukraine has undegone politically and socially, was made with a cameraman in the middle of the crowd which gathered on the Maidan (Independence Square), Kiev’s central market place, during the upheaval of 2014 which led to the fall of President Yanukovych.
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>>> Find out more about the movie MAIDAN on the BOZAR Cinema website

Ziemowit SZCZEREK is a Polish writer, journalist and translator who was born in 1978. After studying law and political science, he specialised in the field of central and Eastern Europe, on which he writes for a number of internet information portals. Alongside his doctorate in sociology, he writes columns for the publisher Korporacja Ha!Art. He is known for his alternative history of Poland as well as his report – which he himself dubs ‘gonzo’ in style – on Ukraine: Mordor przyjdzie i nas zje. He is preoccupied with issues related to the difficulty inherent in defining Eastern Europe as a definite form as well as on the objects which bring it to life. His biting wit and his scathing descriptions of a ‘Post-Soviet’ state in search of shared values won him the Paszport Polityki prize in 2013.
++ All of the columns written by Ziemowit SZCZEREK for Korporacja Ha!Art (in Polish) can be found on its site

Also taking part in the debate:
– Sergei LOZNITSA;
– Romanian photographer Corneliu CAZACU, who made a photo report on the crisis in Ukraine and the suffering of the Ukrainian people;
– Latvian journalist Ansis PŪPOLS, who made the documentary On the knife’s edge (2014) on the political situation in Ukraine;
– Andrew RETTMAN (moderator), journalist for the site EUobserver as well as the Guardian and The Telegraph, which reported on events in Ukraine in 2014.

In collaboration with CINEMATEK, BOZAR, the Cultural Romanian Institute in Brussels and the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Brussels

>>> Centre for Fine Arts – BOZAR, Hall M (Ravensteinstraat 23, 1000 Brussels)
>>> Wednesday 11 March 2015 – 18:00 > 19:45 (film: 20:00>22:45)
>>> €8 | €6 (debate + film)

Film screened in original Ukrainian version + English subtitles
Debate in English


Scheduled Film