GOLOS: UKRAINIAN VOICES
GOLOS is a feature documentary about Ukraine today, which focuses on people’s response to the war across age, place and economic background. The Maidan revolution, where the narrative starts, creates the backdrop as we visit four cities and listen to their inhabitants. By documenting what people celebrate and what national holidays mean to them, the film provides a context for people to communicate their hopes, fears and ambitions. These poignant encounters show a common struggle for peace despite differences of opinion, and the influences and memories that form Ukrainian identity.
The film includes a beautiful, haunting score by Alexander ‘Sacha’ Puttnam and is co-directed by young Ukrainian filmmaker, Fedor Levchenko. Sanjin Perasic.
"Golos takes us outside the polarised rhetoric on the either side of the conflict and gives voice to those stuck in the middle; at one a history lesson and taking-of-the-temperature of a people trust into an unwanted war".
Gabriel Gatehouse, BBC Newsnight
"A sensitive and insightful documentary about modern-day Ukraine. Although the film takes the Euro-Maidan demonstrations of late 2013 and 2014 as its starting point, the unrest is really just a pretext. In fact, Golos: Ukrainian Voices would be better described as an examination – and a probing one – of post-Soviet national identity."
Judith Fagelston, Central and East European London Review