16th Annual Documentary Showcase
The Program of the festival includes two movies – Eastern Front by Vitaliy Mansky and Mariupol. Reconstruction by Svitlana Lishchynska.
The program of our 16th documentary film festival will be dedicated to the Ukrainian fight against Russian aggression for liberty and independence.
About the movie Eastern Front:
Eastern Front has two authors. Vitaly Mansky, a venerable documentary filmmaker, laureate and participant in festivals, head of Artdocfest, and Evgeny Titarenko, call sign Rezhik (that is, director), is a film producer and teacher who went to the front in 2014 and shoots films there, but at the same time works as part of medical brigade of the volunteer battalion “Hospitallers”.
Mansky filmed in Western Ukraine – in a village where relatives of Titarenko and his comrades-in-arms were evacuated. Titarenko filmed directly during the fighting, in the thick of it. Shocking from the first to the last frame, the contrast of two realities is the filament of the “Eastern Front”.
About the movie Mariupol. Reconstruction:
Svitlana Lishchynska a Ukrainian film director. She has worked for more than 25 years for the leading Ukrainian TV channels. Since 2017, Svitlana has been engaged in film production. She has directed several short and middle length documentaries and written two full-length feature scripts. During the period of the Russian invasion, Svitlana is filming a documentary about her family from Mariupol.
Mariupol. Reconstruction is a film about a lost city. Director Svetlana Lischinskaya shares her memories and tells the story of her relationship with the city. She meets with refugees from Mariupol to remember with them what the city was like before it was destroyed by Russian troops.
Our documentary showcase runs in 6 Texas cities, using 9 different venues that are open to the general public. Our typical format includes a pre-screening presentation by the film’s director, followed by Q/A session. We collaborate with UT Austin, UT Arlington, SMU in Dallas, University of Houston, Texas Tech in Lubbock, A&M in College Station, and World Affairs Council of Greater Houston.
SCHEDULE OF THE MOVIE SCREENINGS & Q/A WITH DIRECTORS
October 30, 12 pm – SMU Dallas – Mariupol. Reconstruction
SMU, Hughes -Trig Student Center, The Chamber, 3140 Dyer Street, Dallas, TX 75205
October 30, 7 pm – UT San Antonio – Eastern Front
Business Building 2.01.06 – Large Lecture Hall
October 31, 12 pm – UT Arlington – Mariupol. Reconstruction
Trimble Hall 200, 700 S. West St., Arlington, TX, 76013
November 1, 3:30 pm – UT Austin – Eastern Front
Mezes Hall, Room MEZ 1.306, 154 W 21st St, Austin, TX 78712
November 1, 7 pm– Texas Tech Lubbock – Mariupol. Reconstruction
Room 001, English/Philosophy building
November 2 (evening) – University of Dallas – Mariupol. Reconstruction
University of Dallas, 1845 E. Northgate Dr. Irving, Tx 75062-4736
November 2 , 6 pm – A&M College Station – Eastern Front
Orientation Theater, Bush Presidential Library, Bush School
November 3, 4 pm – UH – Eastern Front
UH, 104 Agnes Arnold Hall, 3553 Cullen Blvd
Our Partners: SMU Dallas, UT Austin, UT Arlington, University of Houston, University of Dallas, Texas Tech University – Lubbock, Texas A&M University, UT San Antonio
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