Recent Films & Videos

 

"This Is Gay Propaganda: LGBT Rights & the War in Ukraine" Dir. Marusya Bociurkiw, 2015 Canada. 53 mins.

You’ve probably heard of Ukraine's Euromaidan revolution. You may not know that LGBT activists played a significant role. Join Ukrainian-Canadian Filmmaker Marusya Bociurkiw as she follows the progress of the Euromaidan revolution, and the Russian occupation that

followed, through interviews with LGBT Ukrainians. From accounts of exile and harassment to stories of resistance, this film shows a side of the conflict in Ukraine the world has not yet seen.

"Whats's the Ukrainian Word for Sex? A Sexual Journey Across Eastern Europe" Dir. Marusya Bociurkiw, 2010 Canada 35 mins.

Experimental documentary about notions of ethnic/queer shame and pride, set against the chaos of post-independence Ukraine.

WATCH: https://vimeo.com/99544602

"Unspoken Territory", Dir. Marusya Bociurkiw 2001 Canada 60 mins.

A docu-drama exploring colonial moments in Canadian history via interviews and dramatic re-enactments.
 

In my film practice I am drawn to silences, to recording and imagining refused, forgotten and unspoken memories. Remembrance creates new forms of ethical knowledge. Many of my films mobilize these new knowledges directly to east European diasporas (as well as to Ukraine), bringing experimental, political and scholarly questions to the diasporic settler project, producing rich discussion and ongoing collaboration with activists, scholars and artists in Ukraine and the global diaspora. My earlier films and videos transgress the conventional boundariesof the body, celebrating queer sex, questioning racial divides, and telling feminist stories across class, race and gndered lines.

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