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Cornered, 2013.  

Original title: U kutku.
Copyright: New Kyiv Production, 2013.
Format: documentary short.
Carrier: DVD.
Color: yes.
Length: 26 min.
Original language: Ukrainian and sourzhyk.
English subtitles: yes.

Film crew
Director: Dmytro Tiazhlov
Editing and color correction: Dmytro Tiazhlov
Cinematographer: Dmytro Tiazhlov
Sound mixing: Karim Fadl Naser
Sound recording on set: Ella Shtyka
Narrator: Maksym Kondratiuk
Executive producer: Ella Shtyka
Produced by the New Citizen Partnership

Featuring residents of the village of Panasivka (District of Myrhorod, Poltava Province), the families of Zoya Shulha, Pavlo Hladky, and Vadym Lohinov.


A determined woman refuses to take a government's no for an answer and mobilizes her fellow villagers in a campaign to re-establish a bus connection between the village of Panasivka and civilization. This is a fascinating story of civic society revival in a post-Soviet Ukraine that all too often remains very Soviet two decades after the collapse of the USSR.

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