Film Library
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.

Synopsis

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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