Since mid-July 2014, our war correspondent team is still on site in the southeast of Ukraine – in the Donbass. We shot countless videos and scored over a thousand photos. The team of “Keep a close eye on by Mark Bartalmai” was the ONLY western and German team of journalists with the highest level of accreditation and therefore had access to many critical points in this civil war. Our materials are now being used in a large photo exhibition and a documentary.
The plan is a comprehensive photo exhibition, which will show the various areas of the civil war in the Donbass. The focus is on the immediate consequences and events of the war – documented on site.
The exhibition is arranged thematically by sector and also events. It will include i. e.:
- Population and urban areas
- Battlefields and soldiers
- SPECIAL: MH-17 Crash Site
The documentary film …
… was produced from over 3 terabytes video that were filmed in several months on site.
The film “Ukrainian Agony” has a length of 102 min and is produced in three different languages – German, English and Russian.
It shows the different areas of the war in recounting episodes and individual stories – of civilians, soldiers and journalists. The focus is on the personal perspectives of each of the actors, supported by the recorded material, during and after the bombing of cities, battles and on people’s lives under war conditions in the middle of Europe.
The documentary is not an action movie. Rather, it lives from spoken word, by the voices of the people of the interviews and their impressions. Accompanied with sequences of events it draws a picture of the personal feelings of the participants – whether civilians, soldiers and journalists.
“Ukrainian Agony” is a silent film …
… about the immense volume and violence of war.
On the occasion of the exhibitions and film presentations, there will be special events in some cities. Opening of the exhibition includes the screening of the documentary and subsequent discussion forums with journalists.
The aim is to sensitize the audience for the civil war in Ukraine, which is fateful for Europe and especially Germany. Guests will have the opportunity to speak with the people who documented the events in the middle of the war.
Eyewitnesses answer questions and report on their own experiences, feelings and thoughts.
The propaganda has reached a new level of “quality”. Disinformation, concealment, half-truths up to outright lies are the “weapons” of certain Western media in this war – in an unprecedented degree.
The events are a way for people to form their own opinion – in dialog.