A film by Vitaly Mansky
Following Ukraine’s revolution in 2013, filmmaker Vitaly Mansky (Putin’s Witnesses, Under the Sun) decides to travel throughout the region and visit his family. He talks on camera with family members in Ukraine, Crimea and Donetsk, hoping to gain a better understanding of the influence of the many political events on local people.
Mansky takes the viewer along on a journey from May 2014 to May 2015. He gets all his family members – mother, grandfather and aunts – to speak out about the situation there. In Close Relations, Mansky’s personal journey reveals how the difficult relationship between Russia and Ukraine is also causing friction between his aunts. The longer Mansky travels around, the more tightly interwoven with political events his family’s history becomes – and, inevitably, the more it starts to affect him. —IDFA
|Stand With Ukraine|
Presented by Camden International Film Festival / Points North Institute
The Camden International Film Festival has organized the Stand With Urkaine Film Series, now streaming documentary films by Ukrainian directors that highlight the incredible artistry of a nation. 100% of the proceeds from this initiative will go to a special fund at Ukraine-based Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Festival. All streaming tickets are donation-based starting at $5.
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