Director: Zhanna Maksymenko-Dovhych. Camera: Maksym Rudenko, Serhiy Khodchenko. Sound Directors: Taras Chernysh, Alex Burmitskiy. Composer: Alex Burmitskiy. Editors: Maksym Rudenko, Artem Kobets, Petro Tsymbal. Producers: Oksana Yanishevska, Zhanna Maksymenko-Dovhych. Length: 16 min.
People in a Southern Ukrainian city come out to commemorate an important national holiday. Old and new symbols mix in their quest for identity and common understanding. Despite living on neighboring streets, the distance between them is growing. This is a portrait of people who demonstrated on the main square of a city in a country to which war has returned. The film was shot on Victory day on May 9th in Mykolaiv. The flagship city of Russia’s Imperial and Soviet shipbuilding, the city which during Soviet times was considered completely pro-Russian, suddenly reveals its Ukrainian essence. Discussions, various symbols,