September 23, 2022
Virtual - Friday Night Film Discussion: "Donbass" *For Adults
Friday, September 23, 2022
Welcome to our Friday Night Film Discussions! Today, we’ll be discussing “Donbass" in which society begins to degrade as the effects of propaganda and manipulation begin to surface in this post-truth era in Eastern Ukraine.
The way it works:
PRIOR to the meeting (whenever works for your schedule), watch "Donbass" on Kanopy - one of the library's video streaming service - and then come to the meeting prepared to discuss!
You will need an Ashland library card or a Boston Public Library e-card to use Kanopy. Click here to access Kanopy or for more info on the BPL e-card (see if you are eligible and then register - you can use any of BPL's online resources with this card!).
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In the Donbass region of Eastern Ukraine, mid-2010s: a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by Russian-separatist gangs. In the Donbass, war is called peace, propaganda is uttered as truth, and hatred is declared to be love. Life is suffused with fear and suspicion. What is real and what is fake news? Called "a darkly satirical omnibus of scathing vignettes" by the Washington Post, DONBASS serves as a crucial interpretation of the Russo-Ukrainian war, but the film is not, ultimately, a tale of one region or one conflict. It is about a world lost in post-truth and fake identities. It is about each and every one of us.
Running Time: 122 mins
Filmmakers: Sergei Loznitsa, Heino Deckert,
Features: Tamara Yatsenko, Irina Zayarmiuk, Grigory Masliuk
Language: Russian, Ukrainian
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.
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