THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SEA
You cannot ignore injustice or something bad happening in other parts of the world.
--Alex Pryrodny (Pianist, Ukraine)
After Russia invaded Ukraine in Feb 2022, our community of immigrant artists and musicians in the New York City area looked to the other side of the world. They felt stunned and frozen and needed to do something to bring awareness to the war and refugee crisis.
They seek to renew a connection to the other side of the sea. Their instruments of change are pianos and paintbrushes. Haunted and inspired by the upheavals facing family and friends, neighbors and strangers in their home countries, they take action through art.
More about the film
Panel Discussion on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine (video)
Participants: Hsuan Yu Pan (Director), Irina Sheynfeld (Ukrainian Visual Artist), Kevork Mourad (Syrian Visual Artist), and Yaroslav Ponomarov (Activist/Razom for Ukraine) Moderator: Greg Mocker (Journalist/Producer)