On the 7th
of October the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is hosting the 2016 MFA
succeeded with the last year event, when hundreds of people gathered within the
atrium (behind the colonnade) of the MFA building in order to give support to
the illegally imprisoned Ukrainians in Russia, this year Open Air we dedicate
again to the topical subject – veterans physical rehabilitation and psychosocial
"ME, VETERAN" is to be held as a documentary performance with the
accompaniment of the Special Guard of Honor Orchestra of the Regiment of the
President of Ukraine.
indicate your strength more – a possession of weapons or a decision to lay it
down? Who are the Ukrainian veterans? The audience will hear the real stories
firsthand as the characters in the show are the real Ukrainian veterans of the
Anti-Terrorist Operation returning to civilian life. This documentary
performance is a kind of a study aiming at the deeper understanding of the
modern image of the Ukrainian veteran.
is a co-production of the MFA Cultural Diplomacy Division together with the
partner organizations. The Pobratymy (Brotherhood)
NGO, in partnership with the Social multimedia project THE VICTORS – a joint
initiative of TSN (Television Service of News, 1+1 TV Channel) and VIVA! Magazine, Curator – Solomiya Vitvitska (the 1+1 TV Channel host).
Ivona Kostyna, The “Pobratymy”
(Brotherhood) NGO – idea of the project. Creative team: Natalia Vorozhbyt, screenwriter and playwright, founder of
"Theatre of Internally displaced persons"; Daria
Koltsova, artist; Yefym Baytler – sound director; Kostiantyn
Kliatskin – film director of the «BABYLON'13» project
and the "Crimea, How was it happening" documentary.
this project, we aim at attracting more attention to the importance of the
initiatives that support the rehabilitation and adaptation of our soldiers. We
also want to use this event to extend appreciation to our foreign friends and
partners – the representatives of diplomatic missions in Ukraine – for their
support and assistance in the treatment of our heroes abroad”, said Pavlo
Klimkin, the Minister For Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
invite you all to come to the MFA of Ukraine on Friday, October 7, at 18.00. Together we will witness on the stage the
experimental documentary performance, which will let us understand what it
means to be a contemporary Ukrainian veteran.
that the number of seats is limited, but it is also possible to watch the show
from the standing space. We also highly recommend to dress warmly, because the
estimated duration of the event – 1.5 hours.
is an important event of the MFA activities in the public diplomacy sphere. It
is the next step in the development of the Ministry not only as a political but
also a cultural space open to collaboration with artists, art institutions and
dialogue with the public.
Event partners: the Ministry of Defence
of Ukraine, Zinteco Design & Engeneering,
Event's hashtags: #ÌÇÑOpenAir2016 #MeVeteran #Ïåðåìîæö³ #Ïîáðàòèìè #Íåçëàìí³