True Story
True Story – Episode 40: Up in the Air

True Story – Episode 40: Up in the Air

June 12, 2022

Ukrainian director Oksana Syhareva and producer Nataliia Pogudina talk about their documentary project Up in the Air which follows youg Ukrainian aerial artists from Kharkiv before and after the Russian invasion.

True Story – Episode 39: Shut theUp!

True Story – Episode 39: Shut theUp!

June 1, 2022

With Ukrainian filmmaker Taisiia Kutuzova about her new project Shut the Fuck Up!, following a shy Ukrainian young man Serhiy, outraged by corruption and injustice in his village near Kyiv, who becomes a whistleblower.

True Story – Episode 38: Ivars Zviedris

True Story – Episode 38: Ivars Zviedris

May 22, 2022

Latvian director Ivars Zviedris talks about his film Latvian Coyote, in which he follows smugglers and illegal immigrants, and reveals interesting information about his new project - a documentary musical.

True Story – Episode 37: KIX - The Story of a Street Kid

True Story – Episode 37: KIX - The Story of a Street Kid

May 8, 2022

Director and producer Bálint Révész discusses with True Story host Ivona Remundová his recent project KIX - The Story of a Street Kid (co-directed by Dávid Mikulán). For ten years, Bálint Révész has followed a troubled street kid, Sanyi, a public enemy facing involuntary manslaughter charges at the age of 16.

True Story – Episode 36: Mariia Ponomarova

True Story – Episode 36: Mariia Ponomarova

May 1, 2022

In March 2022, Ivona Remundová talked to Ukrainian producer and director Mariia Ponomarova about the need to listen to Ukrainian voices, her Ex Oriente Film workshop experience with documentary project Nice Ladies, and much more.

True Story – Episode 35: Marianna Kaat

True Story – Episode 35: Marianna Kaat

April 10, 2022

In November 2021, we talked to Marianna Kaat, Estonian director and producer, about her upcoming film The Last Relic, which won the East Doc Doc Platform Award in 2018, Marianna explains how she combines her directing and producing work, and much more.

True Story – Episode 34: Judgment in Hungary

True Story – Episode 34: Judgment in Hungary

March 13, 2022

With documentary filmmaker Eszter Hajdú, an episode on Hungary’s restrictive government, normalized racism against the Roma community, and generational differences when speaking out on injustice.

True Story – Episode 33: Darya Bassel

True Story – Episode 33: Darya Bassel

March 6, 2022

Ivona Remundová talked to the Ukrainian producer Darya Bassel in October 2021 about her new film Outside (directed by Olya Zhurba), which will have a World Premiere at CPH:DOX 2022. It is a story of a street boy Roma, known as the Child of Maidan in 2014, who 5 years later got back on the streets with nothing in his pocket but a lighter and a knife. Darya also discusses the Ukrainian documentary scene, financing and Docudays UA, where she works as a Programmer and a Head of DOCU/PRO Industry Platform.

True Story – Episode 32: Vlad Ketkovich

True Story – Episode 32: Vlad Ketkovich

February 20, 2022

Producer Vlad Ketkovich talks about the current situation in Russia, his successful film Life of Ivanna (dir. Renato Borrayo Serrano), recent project Shaman VS Putin (dir. Beata Bubenec) and much more.

True Story – Episode 31: Ksenia Okhapkina

True Story – Episode 31: Ksenia Okhapkina

February 13, 2022

Russian filmmaker Ksenia Okhapkina discusses the beauty and challenges of making her films Come Back Free (2016) and Immortal (2019), and her upcoming project about three revolutionary women in Russia, The Manifesto of Tenderness.

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