Oh brave new home

‘Oh, Brave New Home’ is a story about children and adults who migrated from eastern Ukraine because of the war and found themselves far from home in a hostel for displaced people. This is a film about the everyday life and pain of refugees, about the search for small details that give strength to live and about adults who are tired of war. It is a self-reflection of refugees who believe that they will soon return home, without a clear understanding of when this will be possible and what awaits them there.

  • Dan Prykhodko
  • Eva Zurian
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 30, 2023
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  • Language:
    Russian, Ukrainian
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Kiev National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University
Director Biography - Dan Prykhodko

Student of the Faculty of Audiovisual Arts,
documentary filmmaker, the organiser of cultural,
volunteer and student events, who was born in Kramatorsk city, Donetsk Region of Ukraine.

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Director Statement

What do we know about places where refugees live compactly? What are they like? What is there? This film is about the residents of a centre for displaced people from Lysychansk and their adaptation to a new home. This is a story about what keeps all these people going while waiting to return home