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Film Screening – Donbass (Донбасс)
April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
In the Donbass region of Eastern Ukraine a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by Russian-separatist gangs. In Donbass, war is called peace, propaganda is uttered as truth, and hatred is declared to be love. Life is suffused with fear and suspicion. What is real and what is fake news? Called “a darkly satirical omnibus of scathing vignettes” by the Washington Post, Sergei Loznitsa’s Donbass serves as a crucial interpretation of the Russo-Ukrainian war, but the film is not, ultimately, a tale of one region or one conflict. It is about a world lost in post-truth and fake identities. It is about each and every one of us. “There is no other antiwar film quite like Donbass” (Los Angeles Times).
Free and open to the public. Presented by the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies and the UNC Center for European Studies. For venue and parking info, please visit www.varsityonfranklin.com