ARTE Presents: Generation Ukraine

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ARTE Presents: Generation Ukraine

People sit in seat rows in a wood-paneled event room and are applauding. All seats are taken.
© Lukas Diller

Generation Ukraine is an initiative by the ARTE group aimed at supporting the Ukrainian filmmaking industry by co-producing 12 documentaries that explore the Ukrainian reality from the inside, telling the effects of the war on the people, land, bodies and souls. It’s also about creating a strong ecosystem with partners such as DAE – Documentary Association of Europe, Doc Society, Ukrainian Institute, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, etc. The collection is the result of a collaboration between ARTE France, ARTE G.E.I.E, ZDF/ARTE, MDR/ARTE, SWR/ARTE, BR/ARTE and RBB/ARTE.

At DOK Industry 2023, we presented the initiative and showcased six of the projects in presence of the creative teams.


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Heidi Fleisher
Documentary Film Producer and Consultant

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Thomas Beyer
Iryna Kyporenko
Ukrainian Institute
Alexandre Marionneau
ARTE France
Brigid O’Shea
DAE Documentary Association of Europe
Sofia Saa
French Embassy / Institut français Berlin

Project Representatives

Another Man’s Diary

Director: Oleksandr Tkachenko
Producer: Illia Gladshtein
Commissioning Editor: Johanna Walter

A Bit of a Stranger

Director: Svetlana Lischynska
Producer: Anna Kapustina
Commissioning Editor: Miriam Carbe

The Blessed Ones

Director: Andrii Lysetskyi
Producers: Olha Beskhmelnytsina, Erik Winker (tbc)
Commissioning Editor: Thomas Beyer

The Days I Would Like to Forget

Director: Maksym Nakonechnyi
Producers: Eugene Rachkovsky, Nabil Bellahsene (tbc), Ralph Wieser (tbc)
Commissioning Editor: Bernd Seidl


Director: Oksana Karpovych
Producers: Darya Bassel, Olha Beskhmelnytsina, Giacomo Nudi, Pauline Tran Van Lieu
Commissioning Editor: Alexandre Marionneau

Queens of Joy

Director: Olga Gibelinda
Producer: Ivanna Khitsinska, Louis Beaudemont
Commissioning Editor: tbc

DOK Industry is realised with the support of Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM) and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media upon a Decision of the German Bundestag.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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