Saturday, May 21, 4:00 p.m., DCF, Lalka screening room
KinoUkraїna: Finding Shelter From the War. A meeting following the screening of the film A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS, dir. Simon Lereng Wilmont
Partner: the Ptach Foundation
Protecting the most vulnerable from the suffering and the horrors of war is a natural impulse of all the good-hearted people. A House Made of Splinters takes a tender look at the children experiencing the hardships of a life marked by an armed conflict. We will witness how much strength comes from the desire to take care of others. As a result, this film also gives a lot of hope, especially needed nowadays. Following the screening, we will meet with the activists from the PTACH Foundation. For the last four years they have been looking after children affected by the war in Donbass, and today they are saving children from Russian missiles across all of Ukraine. We will discuss the current challenges they face in their work, talk about the irreversible changes the war has brought to people's lives, and reflect on the marks left on young people's psyches both by the experienced suffering and the support they have received.
Oksana Kutsko, Daria Mymko and Olena Vorovchenko – the founders of the Wrocław-based PTACH Foundation which, since 2019, has been helping children affected by the war in eastern Ukraine as well as children with disabilities. Russia's brutal aggression against Ukraine made it necessary for the foundation to expand the scope of its activities while continuing to help those most in need. The money raised by the foundation is spent, among other things, on evacuating and supporting families and children.