Docudays UA eleventh edition opens
Sunday, March 23, 2014
The Eleventh International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival opened Friday in the Red Hall of theCinema House, in Kyiv, . The festival spans eight days, ending on March 28.
Competition programs are divided into DOCU/Right, DOCU/Life, and DOCU/Short. Each program has its own jury that consists of famous human rights activists, film producers, directors, critics, writers etc. Among them are( ), Natalka Zubar (Ukraine), Oksana Sarkisova ( ), ( ), Chris McDonald ( ), Simone Baumann ( ), (Ukraine), Victoria Belopolskaya ( ), and Stephanie Lamorre ( ). Students' Jury and Audience Awards are also to be given. The Organizing Committee is to award an Andriy Matrosov Award.
Non-competition programs are divided into areas titles Ideorruption, DOCU/Ukraine, DOCU/Riot, DOCU/Art, DOCU/Best, HOT DOCS presents, Artdocfest presents, and Andrei Zagdansky Retrospective.
The best films are also to be shown during Docudays UA Travelling Festival.
The opening film was called: Rough Cut. It was a combination of shots of different film directors that have been filming the protests in Ukraine during these past four months. Organizers and creators explained, "This is what it is. It is actually a 'rough cut'. It is a collection of different episodes".
The festival was first held in 2003, called at that time Docudays on Human Rights. In 2006 the festival was accepted as part of the international Human Rights Film Network at the . It is usually held during the last week of March.
In 2013, the festival opened with a performance, showing— Ukrainian special police — oppressing the journalists:
- "Official site of Docudays UA" — , March 22, 2014 (date of access)