Gay Propaganda: LGBT Rights and War in Ukraine

2015 / Canada / documentary

Director: Marusya Bociurkiw
English, Russian, Ukrainian, with English and Lithuanian subtitles, 53 min.




Cinema “Pasaka”, Šv. Ignoto g. 4/3
16th – 17.00 (followed by a meeting with activists and people in the film)

Documentary detailing the struggle for LGBT rights in the wake of the Euromaidan revolution of 2013/14.
The film documents the journey of the director as she traveled to three cities in Ukraine, interviewing refugees and activists, just after the Russian occupation of Crimea and parts of Eastern Ukraine. The film includes her own parallel story of growing up queer in Canada, and finding LGBT community in the place she least expected it—Ukraine.