This year’s special program, titled ‘Unable to Settle or Leave: The Urgency of the War That Consistently Arrive,’ features works representing Ukraine’s current situation. Documentaries have always recorded war and pondered on its themes and forms. However, the history of war continues even in the twenty–first century, and films describing the reality continue to appear urgently. Then, what is the contemporary urgency of war films? In particular, the 15th DMZ Docs gives attention to films that record those who defend the ruins of the war–torn land and those who go on a journey in search of a new home. In addition, these films criticize war while their protagonists grieve for their homes outside of their territory. The Russia–Ukraine War, which broke out in February 2022 and is still ongoing, has resulted in approximately 8 million refugees and approximately 5 million displaced individuals. By opposing the territorial logic that serves as the basis for war and a method of military occupation, we hope that this special program provides an opportunity to share the significance and natural rights of cultivating a place to reside.
Vitaly MANSKY, Yevhen TITARENKO
King Lear: How We Looked for Love During the War
Liturgy of Anti-Tank Obstacles
One Aloe, One Ficus, One Avocado and Six Dracenas
Smoke of The Fire