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Ukrainian filmmakers discuss the rights of children

© 2010 Interfilm

Kyiv, 19 November 2010 – the screening of documentaries directed by the winner of Lesya Ukrainka Prize of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Olena Fetisova takes place today in the capital. The films draw attention to the problem of child abandonment in Ukraine. The event is organized by the film production studio INTERFILM and the State Cinema Department and supported by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine.

The Head of the State Cinema Deprtment Kateryna Kopylova and the Head of UNICEF in Ukraine Yukie Mokuo open the screening. Among others who attend the event, there are representatives from Ministry of Family, Youth and Sports, heads of international charitable organizations and foundations, representatives of diplomatic missions in Ukraine, film actors, filmmakers and critics. After the screening there will be a discussion of the reflections on child protection in Ukrainian films.

There will be three films directed by Olena Fetisova screened in the event: "If I Were a Saxophone," "There Was a Woman Who Lived in a Shoe" and "Not Alone at Home". All films received awards at various international and national competitions and festivals, including the International Cinema Festival in Parnu, Estonia, 2005; MOFFOM Czech Republic, 2006; MEDIAWAVE, Hungary, 2006; Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries, Latvia, 2006; IFF “Zolotoi Vityaz” Russia, 2009; Viewrs Choice Award at the XX Open Documentary Film Festival “Russia ", 2009 and Special Diploma of the 39-th Kyiv “Molodist” film festival.

The event starts at 15:30 in the Blue Hall of “Cinema House” (Dom Kino) (Saksahanskoho str 6). For accreditation of media and for more information, please call: 044.553.39.08, or email to

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About UNICEF: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is the world’s leader for children, working on the ground in 190 countries to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF opened its office in Kyiv in 1997.



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