Long-Breakup

THE LONG BREAKUP
(85 min) Russia/Ukraine/US
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Director/Producer
: Katya Soldak

Description:

The Long Breakup is a documentary about Ukraine’s struggle to escape Russia’s embrace, leave its Soviet past behind, and become an independent nation. Ukrainian-American journalist Katya Soldak of Forbes Magazine, now living in New York City, tells the story of her home country as it exits the USSR, works through two revolutions, and endures a war—all through the eyes of her family and friends in Kharkiv, a large city near the Russian border. The documentary takes viewers on an intimate journey that illustrates how big geopolitical changes affect people on a personal level and explores what happens when a nation must fight for the right to choose its future. The tale offers insight into the experience of an immigrant watching her native country go through crises from afar, but, most importantly, it is a personal story about life in the former Soviet republic and the struggle for freedom forming a backdrop to so many lives. Filmed over the course of a decade, The Long Breakup features an original soundtrack, as well as music from Ukrainian and Soviet artists.

Biography:

Katya Soldak is a New-York-based journalist, born and raised in Ukraine. Katya works as an editorial director for Forbes Magazine’s international editions, having previously worked in the world of documentary production at CBS News Productions and various production houses in New York City. A Columbia School of Journalism alumna, she's interviewed high-profile politicians and artists and has written cover stories for Forbes about Ukrainian and Russian oligarchs. Katya is the author of the memoir essay, “This Is How Propaganda Works,” about growing up in the Soviet Union.

Contact Information:

w: https://www.thelongbreakupfilm.com/
e: michael@JMTFilms.com




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