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Cinematographic Revision of Donbas

 

Cinematographic Revision of Donbas is the first attempt to explore and define the place of the Donbas region within the context of Ukrainian cinema history. The book’s chapters research the array of Ukrainian Soviet films which were was set in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and analyze the mechanisms of representation of the Donbas within Soviet ideological framework and myths. The intention of the book is not so much to “hear” Donbas as to “see” it; to look at it through the lens of a film camera and the lens of humanitarian knowledge; to follow a certain historical dramaturgy of the construction and the following deconstruction of the heroic narrative of the Donbas.

 

Stanislav Menzelevskyy, head of the department of science and program development of the Dovzhenko Center, compiler of The Film Revision of Donbas collection
Anna Onufriyenko, film researcher at the Dovzhenko Center, and a co-author of the book
Oleksandr Teliuk, film researcher at the Dovzhenko Center, and a co-author of the book
Kateryna Yakovlenko, a PhD student at the Ivan Franko National University in Lviv, and a co-author of the book
Lucy Zoria, the coordinator of the Dovzhenko Center’s “Cinematographic Revision of Donbas” project and other projects