UNWANTED KISHSHIP

Documentary Short Film Contest 52 ED. 2024
Germany 2024 30' Documentary - Animation

The reports by civilian victims of the Russian and Belarusian occupation in Ukraine contain descriptions of torture and repression that appear to be systematic in nature. Taking those reports as a basis, a filmmaker born in Belarus investigates that systematic procedure on the streets of his Berlin neighborhood. He also confronts the question of what this war of annihilation has to do with him and what responsibility he himself bears.

Pavel Mozhar

Born in Minsk (Belarus) in 1987, he grew up in and around Berlin from the age of ten. From 2009 to 2012, he studied Philosophy and Economics at the University of Bayreuth. In 2015, he took up a Film Directing degree with a focus on documentary at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. His short documentary Handbook, about the protests in Belarus in August 2020, won numerous awards, including Best Short Film at the IDFA in 2021. Unwanted Kinship is his most recent work.

TECHNICAL DATA
DIRECTION:

Pavel Mozhar

SCRIPT:

Pavel Mozhar

PRODUCTION:

Kolja Volkmar, Pavel Mozhar

EDITING:

Florian Seufert

ART:

Friederike Meisel

PHOTOGRAPHY:

Jonas Römmig

SOUND:

Jonas Vicent

Animation:

Laura Därr

CAMERA:

Jonas Römmig

CONTACT:

pavel.mozhar@posteo.de