Donbass Film Screening and Discussion
Thursday, Feb. 23th, 2023, 6:30pm
Moderator: Dr. Jeff Jones, Associate Professor of History
UNCG, School of Education Building, Room 120
Even before Russia’s February 24, 2022 invasion of Ukraine, a surreal war had raged in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine. In the Donbass, war is called peace, propaganda is truth, and hatred is declared to be love. Life is suffused with fear and suspicion. What is real and what is fake news? This 2018 film by director Sergei Loznitsa serves as both a portrait of the experience and an exploration of the meaning of the Russo-Ukrainian war. It is also an unnerving examination of post-truth politics in the world today.
Light refreshments will be provided.