You are invited to watch Occupied: Our Secret Life in Kherson beginning March 20 – 24 (5 p.m.)

See screener link below to watch the movie: Viewing Window Has Ended

Dmytro Bahnenko, a Ukrainian journalist in Kherson, southern Ukraine, spent three months secretly recording his city’s resistance to the Russian occupation. In this extraordinary film for the British Broadcasting Corporation’s investigation unit BBC Eye, Dmytro chronicles the harsh reality of life under occupation, as food and medicines become scarce, people flee, and others begin to disappear. Dmytro and his wife Lidia struggle to shield their four-year-old daughter Ksusha from the war, and make the difficult decision to try to escape. In English and Ukrainian with English subtitles. 47 minutes.

If you would like to join a zoom discussion Friday, March 24 at 5:15 p.m. with Lidia Biletska (featured in the film) email Dr. Mary Husain by Thursday, March 19 for a zoom discussion link.

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Media, Communications and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI). Screenings Spring 2023 will be virtual. Links to view the films will be provided approximately 3-5 days during the week of the screening.

CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.

Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation please contact us in advance to your participation.

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