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You cannot ignore injustice or something bad happening in other parts of the world.
--Alex Pryrodny (Pianist, Ukraine)

The Film

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.

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More about the film
Film Review

Exhibition at Livrustkammaren (Feb 7-12, 2023)

台灣導演烏克蘭難民紀錄片 赴瑞典、土耳其參展(中央社) (Traiditional Chinese)

Taiwanese filmmaker's documentary on Ukrainian refugees to be screened in Turkey (ENG)

Radio Taiwan Intern
ational podcast in Russian (Russian)

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)

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