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Journalist Svitlana Oslavska and producer Lyuba Knorozok present the film "The Scariest Days of My Life. Yahidne" in Berlin

On February 19th, The Reckoning Project researcher and journalist Svitlana Oslavska and producer Lyuba Knorozok will present the film "The Scariest Days of My Life. Yahidne" as part of the "Kyiv Cafe" program at Colosseum Berlin.

After the screening, there will be an opportunity to communicate with the film's creative team. The event will be moderated by former Member of the European Parliament Rebecca Harms.

Synopsis: On March 3, 2022, Russian troops entered the village of Yahidne. They forced the residents out of their homes and into the basement of the local school, which they converted into a headquarters. Until their departure on March 30, for nearly a whole month, the Russians held almost the entire population of Yahidne—over 360 residents, including children and the elderly—in the 86 sq. m. basement.

It was so crowded that people had to sleep sitting up. People had to fend for themselves for food, and at night, instead of a toilet, there was only one bucket for every fifty people. The basement was not ventilated, leading to oxygen deprivation that caused the eldest to go insane and die. The Russians did not allow the dead to be buried immediately, and when they finally permitted it, they shelled the funeral.

The event is in partnership with the German-Ukrainian Bureau and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

Among the co-organizers of "Kyiv Cafe" is a union of over 30 organizations dealing with issues related to Ukraine.

"We believe it is important to show this film and add a human rights emphasis, highlighting the resilience of Ukrainians and the needs of local communities now," their statement reads.

February 19th, starting at 21:00

Location: Colosseum Berlin, Schönhauser Allee 123, 10437 Berlin

Participation is free, but pre-registration is required.


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