NEWS | 26. April 2024

Ukrainian Storybox. Voices of War

UKRAINIAN STORYBOX. VOICES OF WAR has been nominated for the FOCAL Awards 2024 Best Use of Footage in a Factual or Natural World Production.

In this film, Ukrainian women tell us what they are experiencing and what they are suffering: the female perspective on an ongoing war. For an entire year, our film team has been travelling through Ukraine and other countries in Europe, asking Ukrainian women to tell their stories – in a wooden video booth designed specifically for the film, the storybox: no filter, no interviewer, no time limit.

The contributors tell a very subjective narrative about the war of personal experiences and memories. This approach is also reflected in the use of archive material. The majority of what we sourced is not from agencies or TV archives, it wasn’t recorded by journalists, but by the very people we talked to.

A  LOOKSfilm, Yard44, One Planet, MMDPRO production,
co-produced by RBB, BR, MDR, NDR, SWR, WDR
in association with Canal+ Docs, SVT, LRT

Excecutive Producer: Regina Bouchehri, Gunnar Dedio, Roman Martynenko, Olga Serdyuk, David Belton, Bjørn Johnson, Marie Pilhan, Eric Gonzalez
Creative Producer: Veronika Christmann, Danjela Brückner, Head of Creative Producing: Birgit Rasch

Footage Archive Producer:  Manuel Heller

Head of Production: Jens Körner (LOOKSfilm), Polly Allen (Yard44), Delia Baldeschi (One Planet)

Author & Director: David Belton, Editing: James Gold

Commissioning Editors: Rolf BERGMANN (rbb), Petra FELBER (BR), Martin KOWALCZYK (BR), Thomas BEYER (mdr), Barbara Biemann (NDR), Dirk NEUHOFF (NDR), Jana BÜRGELIN (SWR), Jutta Krug (WDR), Christine Cauquelin (Canal+ Docs), Olivier Agogué (Canal+ Docs)

Funding: British Film Institute (BFI), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg