Ukraine
Angelika Ustymenko, Alex King

Ukrainian Queer Fighters for Freedom

UA Military

ABOUT MOVIE

On February 24 at 6.31 am, my partner called me and said, "Please don't panic, but they started bombing Kyiv." At that moment, a new reality started. This reality is full of horror and pain. This documentary is about the experiences of queer people during the war.

Original title
Українські квір-борці за свободу
Country
Ukraine
Year
June 2023
Duration
30'
Color / Black&White
Black&White
Genre
Documentary

DIRECTOR:

Angelika Ustymenko, Alex King

Angelika Ustymenko (they/them) is a non-binary queer artist and activist. They are a part of Rebel Queers, whose protests do not define themselves by being against anything but rather by honoring queer people and realizing their liberation. In 2022, Angelika made a documentary about Ukrainian queer people during the war. Recently, they made a new documentary about queer people in the Ukrainian army as well as a fiction short film Before Curfew.

Alex King is Senior Editor at Huck Magazine in London. He writes and makes documentaries about humanitarian issues, activism, and alternative culture. Formerly based in Athens, he wrote for international publications such as The Guardian, Dazed, Vice, and Novara Media. He is a creative producer with independent documentary collective Perfidious Productions and produced Athena Skates for Red Bull, Still, Moving for Nowness, and the debut feature doc Tight: The Rise of Indian Bodybuilding is currently in post-prod.

TEAM

Director / Screenwriter
Angelika Ustymenko, Alex King
Director / Screenwriter
This is some text inside of a div block.
Camera
Editing
Production design
Cast
Producer
Production
World sales company