5th Ukrainian Film Festival “Ukraine in Focus” is starting in Tbilisi

Published in Culture
Monday, 29 April 2019 10:00

Modern Ukrainian films will be shown in Amirani during May 2-5, 2019 with English and Georgian subtitles

The 5th Ukrainian Film Festival “Ukraine in focus” is starting in Tbilisi on May 2, 2019. Modern Ukrainian movies will be shown in Amirani Cinema (M. Kostava Street No 36/1) during May 2-5 in original language accompanied with English and Georgian subtitles. Poster and event details are available at Official Facebook page of the festival .

The festival “Ukraine in focus” will be opened with a movie “The Wild Fields” (2018) by director Yaroslav Lodygin on May 2, 2019 at 8 pm in Amirani Cinema. Later, during May 3-5, the following movies will be shown in the frameworks of the festival: “The Gateway” (feature film by director Volodymyr Tikhiy, 2017), “Volcano” (Feature film by director Roman Bondarchuk, 2018), Comedy movie “Hero of My Time” (directed by Antonina Noyabrova, 2018), “When the trees fall” (directed by Marysya Nikitiuk, 2018) and selection of short films - winners of Odessa International Film Festival.

As a tradition of 5 years history of the Ukrainian Film Festival in Georgia, the special program for the young audience was prepared. Children and youth can enjoy the following modern feature movies: “Adventures of S Nicholas” (directed by Semen Gorov, 2018) and “Morshyn’s 11” (directed by Arkadii Nepytaliuk, 2019).   

Tickets for the festival movies can be purchased on biletebi.ge, tkt.ge and kinoafisha.ge with a symbolic price of 1 GEL. Therefore, it is highly recommended to buy tickets in advance to secure the available seats.

In addition to the main festival program, an actor’s workshop for kids from famous Ukrainian actors Irma Vitovska and Daria Polunina will take place on May 4, at 2 pm in Amirani Cinema. This activity without any age restriction will involve children in the magic world of cinema and give the possibility to step in actor’s shoes.

Maria Moskalenko, organizer of the event, states: „Ukrainian Film Festival will be held in Tbilisi for already 5th time, and every year this extraordinary event is visited by movie fans of different age and nationality. This year, modern films of various genres were selected and we hope that each attendant will have an opportunity to watch the show in which he/she is interested, familiarize with the world of the Ukrainian films and take something really special from the festival.”

Organizers of the festival are FX Film Georgia and JS Films. The event will be held with the support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, State Agency of Cinema of Ukraine, Embassy of Ukraine in Georgia, Tbilisi City Hall, Georgian National Film Center and Odessa International Film Festival.

Video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=380515422541700 

Ukraine needs new political elite-Mikheil Saakashvili

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 16:05

New political elite is needed in Ukraine and I will actively be involved in its creating process- this statement was made by the Former Governor of Odessa. According to Mikheil Saakashvili, Ukraine is in the situation Georgia was in 2001. The reforms have stopped. There is a corruption. People are unsatisfied.
“We did a lot in Odessa but our main goal is to survive Ukraine,”-Mikheil Saakashvili said.

Georgia-Ukraine Black Sea Surveys

Published in World
Friday, 27 May 2016 15:49

BATUMI. 27 May 2016 – The biggest research vessel in the European Union «Mare Nigrum» arrived in Batumi marine port from Odessa on May 27 to finalise a joint Georgia-Ukraine environmental research of the Black Sea.
A team of researchers, which includes specialists from Georgia, Ukraine and five EU member states, was welcomed by representatives of the Georgian government, Ajara officials, media and citizens. This was followed by an outdoor concert in the port and press conference attended by Tamar Bagratia, Head of the National Environment Agency of Georgia; Giorgi Ermakov, Batumi Mayor; and representatives of the Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea and Institute of Marine Biology of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
The Black Sea research is an initiative of the European Union and UNDP, carried out in cooperation with the government agencies and research institutions of Georgia and Ukraine.  The Black Sea Surveys include territorial waters of Georgia and Ukraine and are being undertaken by a team of researchers from both countries and five EU member-states.
The surveys are the first deep open Black Sea research in the territorial waters of Georgia and Ukraine:
•    For the first time the parameters for determination of the good environmental status of the Black Sea will be defined;
•    For the first time the screening of emerging organic pollutants, large-scale study of marine litter, photographic identity catalogue of dolphins’ populations will be performed;
•    For the first time marine microbes will be identified by their DNA;
•    First in 21st century study of the life in hydrogen sulphide layers;
•    First determination of the status of the sea by the algae species.
The surveys contribute to the implementation of EU-Georgia Association Agreement in the field of environment, addressing namely the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive in part of the initial assessment of marine waters and the EU Water Framework Directive in part of the status assessment of the coastal zones.
The Joint Black Sea surveys are conducted within the framework of the project ‘Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea” (EMBLAS) co-financed by the European Commission (EC) and UNDP.

Saakashvili will possibly resign and move into opposition in Ukraine

Published in World
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 17:26

Odessa Governor, Mikheil Saakashvili and his Georgian team of reformers working in Ukraine, will possibly resign and move into opposition in Ukraine. This statement was made by one of the leaders of the UNM party (United National Movement), George Baramidze, in an exclusive interview with Starvision TV. Baramidze said that the reform process has been accompanied by major difficulties in Ukraine because of the many corrupt officials in government who are creating obstacles to prevent reforms. If the Georgian team is not able to accomplish their reform objectives then they will resign and continue the battle in a different way along with those Ukrainians who want to reform the country. This situation is widely understood in Ukraine and the issue has been the subject of close scrutiny and discussion. “The Ukrainian ministry of Internal affairs, with the help of Eka Zguladze and Khatia Dekanoidze, made serious reforms to the police system. When you reform only one small part of the system and the rest remains in the swamp, than the one little non corrupted island cannot endure for very long. The same thing happened with the prosecution system. David Sakvarelidze has created General Inspectorate of the Prosecutor General’s Office and brought together a good team of prosecutors, however the rest of prosecution system has been left unreformed. All this has defeated many of the already implemented reforms. So it is possible that many other reforms may will fail too..”- Baramidze said. "But the struggle is ongoing. Mikheil Saakashvili is not going to retreat. However I think it is possible that our team will resign and move into opposition in order to be more able to be actively involved in political life and processes without having their hands bound. Saakashvili will be the main political figure in these processes and the Ukrainians will be behind him. They will create a positive climate in the political arena.” “Nothing good and meaningful will happen within the current parliament if everything is not fundamentally changed and if new elections are not held and if a new Parliament is not elected with a normal parliamentary majority. The current Parliament is guided not by the people’s interests but by the interests of oligarchs, so they do not create basic reforms.” Giorgi Baramidze also said that everything now depends on the decision of president Poroshenko. According to him, if there will be the opportunity to carry out reforms, they will continue to operate, otherwise they will continue the political struggle.

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