11.05.2012 - Culture

Cinema on guard of the art

The results «Docudays UA»: the winners are proud of awards, the organizers are happy with largest ever festival of participants (including non-competition program – 70 films). But most importantly, think otherwise. Since the worldwide film industry began to tell about the lives of ordinary people (healthy and sick, from different countries, social strata and families, different cultures, gender and age) who want to hear those whose rights violation, it becomes more and more. To hear and help.


But along with sympathetic audience – rigor producers. Charity human rights festivals still hope for justice most directors and vdovolnyatysya mostly low-budget tapes. But such films are usually the most emotional, moving and please the audience.
What issues concern the Ukrainian and European audiences? What movies to win human rights film festivals? If you are interested pravozahisne movie – take a trip with measures “Network Film Festival on Human Rights.”
Cinema – a path of struggle chosen “Network film festival on human rights» (HRFN). 2004 in Prague joined most European film festivals, inspired the idea of spreading human rights films. The organization promotes the establishment of principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in particular respect for the dignity, political, civil, social, economic and cultural freedoms. HRFN includes 25 festivals from 21 countries that annually attracts more than 200,000 visitors from around the world. Among them are Ukrainian festival «Docudays UA», held 23-29 March 2012 in Kiev.
«Docudays UA» – Ukrainian Festival European level
In 2006, the network «HRFN» enriched Ukrainian International Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights – «Docudays UA», which is traditionally held the last week of March in Kiev “Cinema House”. And it really – to achieve. Another Ukrainian Human Rights Festival “Steps” (whose president is a known human rights activist Igor Parfenov) received from the European Committee for refusal of membership. Representative «HRFN» explained this discrepancy content “East” subject of human rights.
Therefore «Docudays UA» can be proud of their success, as referred join the “Network …” means international recognition.
What “costs” Non-profitability?
«Docudays UA» – a non-profit organization. Festival budget decreased compared to last year (1.9 million USD against 2.5 million last year), but the entrance to viewers free. The money for the festival comes from sponsors and organizations that support the documentary film. However, the budget of the festival only for clarity are in UAH. In fact, over 100 000 free of charge for its work “brought” in the treasury festival volunteers. Assist what may, and embassies, usually – placing guests.
Traditionally, media support for the festival provides a channel “TBi”. In his interview “Telekritika” PR manager «Docudays UA» Olesya Myhal said that negotiations were conducted on information cooperation with many channels, “5th channel», «ICTV», «M2″ and “M1″, “STB “” New Channel “and others. From any of the channels organizers have not received the denial. However, the budget did not allow the festival to accept the proposed terms of cooperation – even for 90% discount on accommodation promorolike festival. Therefore, the only TV channel partner is “TBi”, which, as in previous years, has agreed to advertise for free this human rights measure.

“This is a festival of documentary films on human rights, and I think it is a documentary film plays a special role in the modern world, – by continuing cooperation with« Docudays UA »CEO TV” TBi “Nicholas Knyazhytskyy. – Documentaries captures events as they are. In totalitarian countries it is used for propaganda (as was the case in the USSR), and the democratic world – cinema divided public opinion, leading to significant social change. Such a film production supported by European governments. The importance of the festival «Docudays UA» is that it shows the views of directors from other countries on different standards and values. And for us too. Yes, last year the German director in his film “Another Chelsea ‘showed the relationship between rich and poor in the Donbas. This scandalous tape long debated after the festival. This year, drew special attention to Ukrainian film directors Estonian “Mine is number 8,” which is devoted to the problem of child labor in the Donbass … Sometimes others may judge us honest, schyrishe. We must be able to look at yourself from the outside. Therefore Festival «Docudays UA» extremely important for Ukraine. ”
Festival organizer Daria Overchenko believes that «Docudays UA» does what can not the media. She said in an interview for “Telekritika.” When asked about the superiority of film over traditional media in the protection of human rights, Nicholas Knyazhytskyy replied: “Indeed, the film may be more influential than traditional media. The problem of the rights of people would take care of public television. Large channels commercialized, they care about, to entertain people, not trying to make them complicit in the output of a particular situation. Movies are autonomous, it opens a lot of really bold things. Especially in Ukraine. Channel TVi now also preparing a documentary Konstantin Usov “prison number 1″ on the inhuman conditions in prison Lukianivska. The journalist managed to convey some mobile camera phones to prisoners, and they zafilmuvaly life. Therefore, our idea of “Docudays UA” consonant. ”
«Docudays UA» -2012 – what’s new?
This year the organizers changed the format a little competition. Instead of traditional art and documentary competition at the Ninth Festival «Docudays UA» – three categories: Docu / Life, Docu / right, Docu / Short.
The competition Docu / Life viewers can see a moving and witty movies. Human rights themes they expressed not so clearly as in the films Star Docu / right, but they attract large audiences and are forced to think about those next. Most experimental contest – Docu / Short. Here are not only documentaries, but the film with animation. Thus the festival pays tribute to the latest trends film industry.
Human Rights Competition primarily attracts viewers’ forbidden films. ” That year the first prize was (then forbidden to appear in Russian) movie “Justice for Sergei” (directed by Hans Hermans, Martin Maat, The Netherlands). The film tells of Sergei Magnitsky – Russian audit that exposed the embezzlement of millions of heads of state Interior Ministry. Thus, guilty of embezzlement was found Sergei. Tape conveys an atmosphere of lawlessness, impunity and violence that showed “Human Rights elite” (judges, police, prosecutors) in the history of the murder of a fighter with the system. Factual details of the case concerned are aware of the Internet. Each has its own vision, but directors could show live, perceptive and certainly attractive image champion of civil rights against rights of the state.
This year, a scandal erupted around the Estonian documentary directors Marianna Kaat “Mine is number 8.” This film is dedicated to a small village Snow miners in the Donbas, where coal is adjacent to the surface so closely that it dug like potatoes, just in gardens. The protagonist of the movie – George, 15-year-old boy, who from 14 down in the mine and the daily risks his life to feed herself and sisters. This film is striking honesty. This Donbass not recognize officials. But it is. I live in it are small heroes like George, that most need protection, but desperately care about others.
This film was shot in the competition program «Docudays UA» on convincing “request” studio-producer of film “INTERFILM.” Festival organizers received a letter from Vice-President of Vladimir trump, in which he stated: “Tape is thoroughly false, staged, packed with facts and” awarded “mise en scene and has nothing to do with documentary films and the theme of human rights.” “The film is true!” – Denied in an interview «Deutshche Welle» protagonist of the film George C.
Despite the exclusion of competition, the director of bands arranged in Kiev film. Everyone can view the “mine number 8″ on the Internet.
And … the winners

Closing ceremony of the festival was held in Kiev “Cinema House”. Orhanizatorka event Darya Overchenko came to the ceremony ironically: with explicit Soviet interior theater decided not to fight, and “friends.” Stsenarystka closing ceremony invited the choir in a form and asked to make the stage podium. Such an entourage fit this year’s festival theme – fighting avtorytoryzmom. The ceremony was traditionally journalistic couple Yegor Sobolev and Marichka Padalko. They announced the winners of this year’s competition. Here is a list marked tapes:
The main prize Docu / Life the film “Argentine lesson” directed by Wojciech Staronya (Poland).
Special award “For Optimism” – movie “Golden Autumn” directed by Jan Tenhavena (Germany).
Special award “For emergency” – the film “On the gangsters’ director Teboho Edkins (Germany).
The competition Docu / right winner film “Body and soul” director Mathieu armor.
Special award “For high artistry, subtle humor and movingness history of relations between the characters – from different generations” – the film “Life in stills” directors Tamar Tal (Israel).
Special award “For artistic power and civil courage in the study of the protest movement in contemporary Russia” – film “Tomorrow” director Andrei Hryazyeva (Russia).
The winner of Docu / short film was “When will we be happy” Polish director Pavel Vysochanskii.
Special award “For bravery and neochikuvanist stories about how world history shown on the fate of common man” the film “Chronicles Oldriha S.” directed by Rudolf Schmid (Czech Republic).
Special award “For humanity and fearlessness approach directed to the theme of parting with the life of man” – the film “The Last chord» («Outro») directors Panasenko Julia (Russia).
Grand Prize of Student Jury awarded to “Lesch” directors Elena Demidova (Russia).
Special award “For the fight against loneliness” – movie “Ramin” director Audrius Stonis.
Special award “For the recipe for young filmmakers” – movie “How do you case, Rudolf Ming?” Director Roberts Rubinsa (Latvia).
Special Prize of the National Union of Cinematographers of Ukraine as the film “How do you case, Rudolf Ming?” Director Roberts Rubinsa (Latvia).
The award named Andrew Matrosov the team Docudays UA, which is traditionally celebrated movie, which saw the greatest love, the film “The Last chord» («Outro»).
Looked the best bands Ukrainian Film Festival on Human Rights, take a trip to Europe to see which themes and issues concerned with modern Europe.
Issues of concern to Europe: Implications for human rights?
The symbol of France for over two centuries of struggles for human rights. It was here in 1789 during the French Revolution created the “Declaration of human and civil rights,” and in 1791 – “Declaration of Rights of Women and citizen.” Thus, France can be proud of the first documents that violated human rights and the issue of gender equality. Proud France and documentary cinema. So our journey Rights Film Festival will start from Paris. The last festival was held here 6-13 March 2012.
“The biggest threat to human rights is indifference,” – said «[A] lliance Ciné», organizer of the annual Paris International Film Festival on Human Rights (FIFDH Paris). “To inform, excite and motivate to action” – his motto. Each year the festival shows 30 best films about human rights – most of them premiere. The best bands in the categories “fiction” and “prominent coverage” professional jury elected and community representatives.
These films can change your outlook on life. “The world is not blind. World – a coward “- says the heroine of the film« CTRL + ALT + SUP »Elsa Blosh directors. This film offers a French view on the conflict between Israel and Palestine. It is not removed from the view outside the country.
Already eight years, this festival is the most influential cultural human rights projects in France. The first attempt to expand geography of the festival took place in 2007 when he visited Africa.
Today, the festival will be spread all over the world cinema by television profile «[A] lliance TV», which has already received a license. News, documentaries and fiction films on human rights will soon be broadcast on cable, satellite and Internet television.
Unfortunately, Ukraine can only envy the French. The CEO “TBi” Nicholas Knyazhytskyy, public television in Ukraine yet. However, the success of «[A] lliance TV» could be the impetus for the creation of public television stations around the world.
Advocacy “Perspective”
Since the Nuremberg Trials is the German city known as the “city of peace and human rights.” Here proud received from UNESCO award for “Raising Human Rights,” Prize awarded Nuremberg and biennially conduct Nuremberg International Film Festival “Perspectives.”
This is where the best directors celebrate International Human Rights Film under the supervision of star “Ombudsman”, which in 2011 was three times nominated for the award “Oscar” directed by Michael Ballhaus.
From September 28 to October 5, 2011 Nuremberg impressed guests smoho Film Festival 63 bands from 39 countries worldwide. Raised the problem of anti-democratic regimes, wars and children, education, terrorism, immigration. Victory in the competition won film “prize” Paul Markovich. The director does not show for years seven-year adult Cecilia, who runs away from Buenos Ayrosa of “dirty war” years 1975-1983. Girl joins the second-graders under the supervision of local school teacher heart. Despite the poverty in the country and the political crisis, it has to write patriotic essays for the contest sponsored by the Argentine army – people who took her father. This remarkably atmospheric drama about children without childhood and purity of the “dirty” times.
Although domestic films in the competition was not, but Ukraine has become the place of the German film “The Geeks” Marcus Rozenmyullera. The film tells of young violinists, who introduced in 1941 in Poltava.
In the tapes every viewer will be reflected his life – so social event awakens consciousness and inspired to fight. Over the years the festival is presented over 2000 films, a screening attended by over 25,000 people.
The obituary
Press lets you know the problem, the film – its feel. In this way the viewer attached to the human rights movement. This is the main advantage of film as a method of establishing fundamental freedoms. Rights can not “give” or “win”, they are a person always. The ability to implement and is social justice.
Pravozaschita has myslytysya as declarations of men in suits that can handle the concepts of conventions and charters. It is not the fact that you know how much money to establishing the rights and freedoms allocated or another reputable organization. These films help to feel someone else’s life as part of their reality by art awaken civic consciousness. Film rights raises a fundamental question: “What do I have?”

Mariia Molodyk