The Other Chelsea – A story from Donetsk (2010)

© Jakob Preuss


Original Title: The Other Chelsea – A story from Donetsk

Director: Jakob Preuss

Genre: Drama

Country: Ukraine, Germany

Language: Russian, English + Ukrainian subtitles

Length: 89 Minutes

Also known as: Другой Челси: История из Донецка, Інший Челсі: Історія з Донецька

The Other Chelsea – Synopsis

Donetsk is the coal-mining area of Ukraine. Here most people work for low wages in the run down mines, while others make a lot of money. No matter which side of the social divide you are on, coming from Donetsk you will almost certainly be an opponent of the Orange Revolution and a fan of the local football team, Shakhtar Donetsk. Billionaire Akhmetov invests heavily in the club, which is becoming a major European force during the season followed by the film. Yet this sporting success funded by an Oligarch fortune only seems to highlight the wider social and political stagnation of the region. Off the pitch, the outlook appears bleak…


Screening at Kino Moviemento Berlin

29.03.2022 um 19:00 Uhr

Director Jakob Preuss, who continued to travel regularly to Ukraine and observed the elections in 2019 will be present for an Q&A after the film. There will be free tickets for Ukrainian refugees financed by our “Karmatickets” (donations from other guests) – part of the revenues will be donated to “Moabit Hilft”, an NGO supporting Ukrainian refugees in Berlin. 

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