Film producer and co-organizer of the «Cinema for Victory!» tour: “This is an interesting phenomenon on a global scale, when artists, creators and carriers of culture, also become its defenders. Because this war is a war of cultures.” Andriy Rizol on film screenings to support the military and creating a documentary about artists in the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Andriy Rizol is a Ukrainian film producer and the head of the Watch Ukrainian Association, which co-organizes the national tour «Cinema for Victory». The project organizes screenings of Ukrainian films for the military and IDPs.
The project’s peculiarity is its star ambassadors: for example, Ada Rogovtseva, Akhtem Seitablaev, and Bohdan Beniuk personally present a particular film to the audience. After the screening, the military and IDPs have the opportunity to talk to and take pictures with the actors. Famous filmmakers join the screenings, including Mykhailo Ilyenko, Oles Sanin, Larysa Rusnak, Zaza Buadze, Maryna Koshkina and others.
Andriy Rizol, a film producer and head of the Watch Ukrainian! Andriy Rizol told Mind about how they manage to implement such a large-scale project under martial law and who financially helps with its implementation, as well as about the military on the screen, a new documentary project about artists at the front, and the experience of cultural diplomacy through cinema.
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