The Museum of Civilian Voices of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation to Hold a Discussion in the US Capital in the Framework of the DC/DOX Documentary Film Festival
On 16 June, Washington, DC will host a discussion on the topic Documenting People’s Experience in Wartime: Archiving the Stories of Civilians During the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. It will be presented by the Museum of Civilian Voices of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation in the framework of the DC/DOX documentary film festival.
Visitors will hear some first-hand stories from characters about what they experienced during the war, and will get to know the filmmakers who cooperate with the Museum’s online archive. The discussion will be focused on the role of documentary films in documenting and filing the experiences of people during the war, the importance of preserving the stories of civilians about their experiences in the wartime.
Participants will have the opportunity to join a question-and-answer session.
The Museum of Civilian Voices of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation has been collecting stories of Ukrainian victims of Russian aggression since 2014. Currently, the Museum hosts the world’s largest online archive of such stories that numbers more than 70,000 stories. They can be found on the Museum’s portal at https://civilvoicesmuseum.org.
The Museum is also a source of first-hand accounts for filmmakers and documentarians interested in preserving historical memory, showing the human experiences, and ensuring transparency in telling stories to the world.