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Oleh Halaidych

The Theatre of a Warfare

The Theater of Warfare project consists of the production and distribution of a short documentary. The film will immerse the audience into a new world, where the main characters that used to be actors, theatre directors, and art managers volunteer to help Ukrainians to settle in the shelter (theatre), organize transfers abroad, collect humanitarian help and medication and reach out to volunteers delivering help around the country. Living their young lives in a theatre collective, they learn to shoot and hide in the bomb shelter under air alarms. In the centre of the narration is the collective of theatrical workers – actors, directors, and art managers – of Lesia Ukrainka Drama Theatre. Through the film production and screenings, projects aim at bringing big issues into a short powerful story and as a result, trigger a post-colonial conversation about the Russian and Ukrainian relationship in culture.