by Taras Tomenko

Terykony di Taras Tomenko – Ucraina, 2022, 80’

Fotografia Misha Lubarsky
Montaggio Viktor Malyarenko
Musica Alla Zagaykevych
Produzione Volodymyr Filippov, Andriy Suyarko, Alla Ovsiannikova, Oleksandr Kovalenko per InsightMedia (info@insightmedia.com.ua)

Boney Piles (Terykony), takes place in Toretsk, a small mining community about a hundred kilometers from Donetsk, in Donbass, where, since 2014, the conflict between separatists and Ukrainians broke out with violence and where the war has returned in recent days. Here live Nastya and Yarik, she 14, he someone less, unaware victims without weapons to be able to defend themselves, without the possibility of understanding what is happening, without ever having lived a day without war.

Our film explores the life of children during the war. They completely stopped paying attention to the war. It has become commonplace; it became like a landscape outside the window. People have ceased to perceive the danger and before the second phase of the war this topic had been forgotten. He had left the media and the front pages of the newspapers and had vanished into oblivion. We have a whole generation born in wartime. With this film, we want to shout out loud to the world so that Putin stops the war he has waged against Ukraine. [Taras Tomenko]

Taras Tomenko (Kiev, 1976), studied at the faculty of philology at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev and at the Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theater, Cinema and Television University. In 2017 he directed Slovo House.