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R!C!A! Film Screening: Auk Nr. 8 (Pit No. 8)
September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In the heart of a once thriving Ukrainian coal-mining region everybody digs – retirees, unemployed miners and even the children. Years ago, the town’s desperate residents decided to start mining illegally; they excavate everywhere: in abandoned mines, under the basements of demolished buildings, in the neighborhood woods and leisure parks, as well as in their own vegetable gardens. The story focuses on the Sikanov family, which has three children. 15-year-old Yura, the grandson of a powerful Soviet plant director, is the head of the family working as a miner in the illegal pit. Most Yura wants to run his own cafe somewhere far from home, but the responsibility for the two sisters and the looming economic crisis pushes his dreams into the distant future.
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8:30pm Panel discussion
Presented by the Duke Human Rights Center@FHI, the Human Rights Archive, and the Archive of Documentary Arts and Screen/Society.