Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is held annually in the last week of March in Kyiv. After it ends, Docudays UA presents the best films in the regions of Ukraine within the Docudays UA Travelling Festival. Screenings take place from October up until and including December.
Objective of the Festival
To facilitate the respect for and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, to establish an understanding of human dignity as the highest value, to raise the level of civil activity in Ukraine, to promote the development of documentary filmmaking.
We are creating a society of free people.
Mission of the Festival
We create opportunities for every person in Ukraine to watch talented and relevant human rights documentary films from all over the world. We promote an active civic position and respect for human dignity. We support the development of the Ukrainian film industry.
CAMZ first joined Docudays UA in 2013 and became an official partner of the festival. As part of the Traveling Festival, it provides showings of documentaries, holds various discussions, seminars, photo exhibitions, and human rights events.
the Docudays UA Travelling Festival in Zakarpattia oblast
The central topic “Allow the app to alter your consciousness?” contemplates how our everyday lives, habits and ways of communication have changed since the development of digital technology. What new opportunities does it open for our exploration of reality? And, at the same time, what kind of threats related to control and information security is it hiding? Rethinking the human rights concept in the online dimension is a challenge for the human rights community.
The central topic, Equal Equalities, speaks about social challenges related to the concept of equality. It offers to discuss widespread stereotypes and find out how to promote equality practices in our everyday life, and it offers us to “measure” the equal equalities. The six film programs are dedicated to groups of people who face inequality the most often, who are discriminated in the society and insufficiently represented in the media.
The central topic, Four Degrees, tells about the first messengers of the global warming in the movie “ThuleTuwalu”, dangerous consequences of cattle farming industry in “Cowspiracy”, social strictures of Mongolian provinces in “Behemoth”, about daring protest actions by The Yes Men laboratory, and about environmental that is always political, in “When the Two Worlds Collide”.
The central topic goes Beyond Illusions, because today the countries and the people bid farewell to many of their illusions. Illusion has been destroyed about the stability of that world order being agreed to jointly by strong democratic countries. Illusion of the entire world about Ukraine's weakness and the inability of the Ukrainians to self-organize has dissipated. In its turn, a fundamental question concerns the Ukrainians: isn't it time the authorities and society to get rid of the illusion the country to be reformed without changes of underlying relations in the economic, social and cultural spheres.
The central topic is Propaganda. It cannot be avoided, neither can be destroyed. It has existed for centuries and will obviously become more and more important in our lives. Therefore, it is important to respond to it correctly, to be able to analyze it, to know how to oppose it and how to use it to promote the basic values of democracy: human rights, freedom and justice.
The central topic is Ideoruption. This means corruption that long time ago has become ideology and with time being has become part of Ukrainian mentality. This year topic is an attempt to grasp the scale of corruption in Ukraine and abroad, and show how solidarity amongst ordinary people can oppose ideoruption.
The central topic – “There is a choice!”. It is focused mostly on the protection of freedom of speech and peaceful assembly, access to information, and the right to freedom of expression. Why does totalitarianism not disappear after the revolution? Who are our leaders and where are they leading us? We will look for answers to these questions together with the guests of the festival - famous filmmakers, human rights activists, journalists and activists from around the world: Canada, USA, China, Great Britain, Iceland, Scotland, Australia, Argentina, Egypt, Iran, Tunisia, Syria, Denmark, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Finland, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Congo, Italy, Croatia, Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine.