The Long Breakup

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Showings

The Main 2 Mon, May 9 2:10 PM
The Main 2 Sun, May 15 12:00 PM
The Main 1 Sun, May 22 7:10 PM
Virtual
Virtual Available In:MN Only
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Programs:New American Visions
Documentary
Women & Film
Tags:Documentary
Politics
Women Directors
War
Culture & Society
History
Journalism
Biography
Human Rights
Release Year:2020
Runtime:85 min
Country/Region:USA
Ukraine
Language:English
Ukrainian
Russian
Print Source:Ante Media
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/444910146
Cast/Crew
Director:Katya Soldak
Executive Producer:Katya Soldak
Cinematographer:Olexander Yanovsky
Katya Soldak
Screenwriter:Katya Soldak
Karsten Strauss
Editor:Olga Lvoff
Composer:Sasha Gusev

Description


Katya Soldak was born and grew up in Ukraine and now lives and works in New York City. She’s watched Ukraine exit the Soviet Union and go through two revolutions, and now war. The Long Breakup is an insightful, intimate and urgently timely look at the geopolitical turmoil of Katya’s homeland seen through a personal lens.

Soldak, editorial director for Forbes Magazine’s international editions, tells the story of her home country and the momentous events that have transformed it through the eyes of her family and friends in Kharkiv, which is just 18 miles from the Russian border. The Long Breakup explores what it’s like for an immigrant to watch her country go through multiple crises from afar and reflects on what happens when democracy slips away and a nation must fight for the right to choose its future. Shot over the course of ten years, the film focuses on Ukraine’s struggle to escape Russia’s embrace, leave its Soviet past behind and become a truly independent nation. It is also a painful reminder of how Putin’s war against Ukraine reaches across the world — all the way from Kharkiv to Brooklyn.


Director Biography

Katya Soldak

Born and raised in Ukraine, Katya Soldak graduated from the Columbia School of Journalism and currently works as an editorial director for Forbes Magazine’s international editions. Previously, she worked in documentary production at CBS News Productions and various production houses in New York City.