»Invisible Battalion«, Ukraine 2017
The picture shows a woman in camouflage colors caressing her dog.
Film screening und discussion with the executive producer Oksana Ivantsiv
Wed, February 01, 2023 6 pm CET, Film Screening
Media Lounge
Language: English

Language: English (discussion), Ukrainian and Russian with German subtitles (film)

»Invisible Battalion« documentary consists of six stories of servicewomen told by three Ukrainian film directors: Iryna Tsilyk, Svitlana Lishynska and Alina Gorlova. The film protagonists are different by their life experience, age, military and civil professions, but all of them were united by war. Their stories create a panoramic picture of the woman’s status in the Ukrainian Armed Forces after the Russian invasion in 2014 when Ukrainian women had to change old post-soviet legislation to have a right to fight for their country. 

»Invisible Battalion« was presented in more than 100 cities of Ukraine and in 10 countries around the world. It became part of the advocacy campaign and a civil rights project for gender equality in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The presentation at ZKM takes place in the context of the exhibition »On the Boundary of Two Worlds«.

Iryna Tsilyk, Svitlana Lishchynska, Alina Gorlova, »Invisible Battalion«, Ukraine 2017, 89 min., Ukrainian and Russian with German subtitles

Iryna Tsilyk, Svitlana Lishchynska, Alina Gorlova, »Invisible Battalion«, Ukraine 2017

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Iryna Tsilyk
Svitlana Lishchynska
Alina Gorlova
Oksana Ivantsiv