Four short stories are set along the roads of Donbass during the war. There are no safe spaces and no one can make sense of just what is going on. Even as they are trapped in the chaos, some manage to wield authority over others. But in this world, where tomorrow may never come, not everyone is defenceless and miserable. Even the most innocent victims may have their turn at taking charge.Read More »
Natalya Vorozhbit – Pohani dorogy AKA Bad Roads (2020)2011-2020DramaNatalya VorozhbitUkraine
Blerta Basholli – Hive (2021)2021-2030Blerta BasholliDramaKosovo
Fahrije’s husband disappeared during the war in Kosovo. Years later, the bees he kept stop producing honey. Forced to find a new source of income, Fahrije gets a driving licence and sets up her own small business to provide for her kids. But her resourcefulness is met with aggressive resistance from the patriarchal village community. Ignoring criticism, Fahrije joins forces with other women in the village to empower each other and gain independence.
The film was a sweeping success at Sundance, winning the Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award and Directing Award in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.Read More »