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Mariupolis

May 3, 2023 |

19:00 Zentralwäscherei

A man repairs his fishing net and goes out to the bridge. Two trams run into each other – nobody is hurt and cables are fixed the same day. A small concert is given for factory workers and the sincere performance of a violinist makes them cry. Bombs fall into the sea, no one notices. Everyday life is defined by bomb threats in Mariupol, a city in the Ukraine, situated to the east of the Crimea and once populated by Greeks. It is a visually powerful homage to a city in crisis, dedicated to its poets and shoemakers.

The poetic documentary is a momentary image of Mariupol in 2016, a city destroyed by the russian military in the spring of 2022.

/Mariupolis/ (2016) directed by Mantas Kvedaravicius.

Language: Ukrainian with English subtitles.

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