9-year-old Sasha studies at the circus studio in Kharkiv, Ukraine. He devotes all his spare after-school time to practicing aerial exercises. His teacher and head of the studioSvetlana (50) sees him as a talented and promising artist. There are 100 kids studying in a circus studio. Svetlana’s son Zhenia (24) is an aerial gymnast too, a studio graduate, and he helps her with teaching kids. However, he has a different teaching approach and an ambition to develop his own modern circus. After the full-scale Russian invasion in February 2022, Svetlana and 26 circus children evacuate to Budapest. The Princess of Monaco invites them to perform in Monte Carlo in a show which is organized to support Ukraine. Zhenia stays in Kharkiv to defend their country.
12. 6. 2022
True Story, episode 40: Up in the Air
At the East Doc Platform in March 2022, we talked to Ukrainian director Oksana Syhareva and producer Nataliia Pogudina about their documentary project Up in the Air which follows Ukrainian aerial artists from Kharkiv before and after the Russian invasion.read more
31. 3. 2022
East Doc Platform 2022 Winners Announced
The East Doc Platform Award went to the Polish project The World is not (a) Mine by Natalia Koniarz, while the Ukrainian project Up in the Air by Oksana Syhareva has two awards including HBO Max Award. See the awarded projects and juries statements.read more