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New East Cinema: School Number 3

September 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm



6.30pm, 27 September 2017


Cinema 2, Barbican Centre, Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS


Standard £10.50
Members £8.60
Concessions £9.50
Young Barbican £5

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About the film

Speaking directly to the camera, teenagers from a school in Ukraine’s Donbass region share their innermost hopes, fears, desires and memories in this heartfelt documentary. While the war between Russia and Ukraine is never mentioned, it forms an unspoken epicentre around which individual stories coalesce.

Co-directed by Ukrainian filmmaker Yelizaveta Smith and German theatre director Georg GenouxSchool Number 3 developed in parallel with a live theatre performance, which was also created with students from the school. The pared down monologues brim with sincerity and emotion as we listen to a generation whose lives have been directly affected by the war, but who we are not accustomed to hearing from in the global media, tell their stories.

By collecting these individual, subjective narratives and providing them with a voice, Smith and Genoux challenge the abounding stereotypes – specifically of eastern Ukraine – that cling to this ongoing conflict and give us an opportunity to witness the country’s crisis anew.

School Number 3 is the winner of the Grand Prix for Best Film in 2017 Berlinale’s Generation 14plus. This screening is a UK premiere.

Germany 2017 Dir Georg Genoux, Yelizaveta Smith 116 min

This event is part of:

New East CinemaNew East Cinema is a film series presented in collaboration with Calvert 22 Foundation, curated by The New Social: a cultural collective bringing contemporary cinema from eastern Europe and beyond to London.


September 27, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London, EC2Y 8DS United Kingdom
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