Our new series, produced by the PIJL for Ukraine’s public broadcaster, built on this research. Our films purposefully avoided an “authoritative” and always somewhat authoritarian voice-over format. Instead, we let people speak for themselves.
Those featured ranged from an Afghan veteran who battled PTSD and sought solace in music, and Ukrainian miners who fought for their rights in the late 1980s, to best friends who stuck together through thick and thin, packing their bags to the brim with goods to sell across the border, finding a way to survive during the prolonged economic crisis of the 1990s.
Everyone has their own stories to tell about this turbulent period. There is a great need to articulate the traumas of these years, as well as to celebrate the resilience and achievements of Ukrainians.
Many of the stories featured in our series were previously untold. Viewers have reported back to us that they had no idea about the experiences of Crimean Tatars in the 1990s, or of ecological protests that took place during those years.
— Read on www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/ending-ukraines-memory-wars/
Tensions have eased for the moment, but the country is not out of the woods yet
— Read on financialpost.com/diane-francis/diane-francis-ukraine-the-line-in-the-sand-in-the-new-cold-war
It’s the FBIs, NSAs, and Equifaxes of the world versus a swelling movement of Cypherpunks, civil libertarians, and millionaire hackers. At stake: Whether privacy will exist in the 21st century.
— Read on www.wired.com/1993/02/crypto-rebels/
| The Economist explains
— Read on www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2021/04/16/why-is-tension-rising-in-ukraine
Russia’s non-strategic nukes are premised on U.S. conventional military superiority.
— Read on nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/russia-has-massive-amount-tactical-nuclear-weapons-why-182433
U.S. Concerned Over Reported Russian Troop Movements Amid Heightened Tensions In Eastern Ukraine
— Read on www.rferl.org/amp/ukrainian-russian-military-buildup-border/31180563.html
Alex Kokcharov on Twitter: “Moving of S-400 missile systems was reportedly filmed in #Voronezh region, south #Russia. Those who do not know geography, Voronezh region borders on Luhansk region of #Ukraine. Soundtrack to the video is peculiar: “Let’s not have a war”. https://t.co/7NEp9VPakt” / Twitter
— Read on mobile.twitter.com/AlexKokcharov/status/1378361206851911684
“#Russia, #Krasnodar shortly before Kerch bridge towards #Crimea https://t.co/PQXNchE9iU” / Twitter
— Read on mobile.twitter.com/MarQs__/status/1380913638937141250
Alex Kokcharov on Twitter: “A column of armoured vehicles filmed on the Crimea bridge driving into the Russian-occupied #Crimea from Krasnodar region in southern #Russia: https://t.co/k6440jCPcg” / Twitter
— Read on mobile.twitter.com/alexkokcharov/status/1380646917747671043