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Balagura

Aleksandr Balagura

Ukraine

Biography

Oleksandr Balahura was born in 1960 in Luboml. He graduated from the Faculty of History of Kyiv State University. From 1989 to 1998, he worked as a director at the Ukrainian Studio of Chronicle and Documentary Films and TV Projects. He has been living in Italy since 1998 with his wife and three children. He is an independent director who has made over 20 documentaries, which have been shown at international film festivals in Kyiv, Paris, Toronto, Florence, Tagliacozzo, etc. His first independent work, To Our Brothers and Sisters (1990) won the Grand Prix at the Florence festival.

FILMOGRAPHY:
To Our Brothers and Sisters (1990)
Wings of a Butterfly (2008)
Life Span of the Object in Frame (2012)

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Life Span of the object in frame

Chas Zhyttya Objecta V Kadri (Orig.) / 2012 / Italy, Ukraine / 102 min

The time of exposure is the life span of an object in frame. In this regard, no photo is just a two-dimensional graphic composition - it always has the third, temporal dimension. A photo is a time carrier, the vessel of memory... But whose memory? Of the Face or the Thing or the Landscape which are still on the photo? Of the photographer?

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Loli Kali Shuba

Loli Kali Shuba (Orig.) / 2013 / Ukraine / 52 min

"Loli Kali Shuba" is a Romani nursery rhyme about the ladybird. Twenty years on Ukrainian filmmaker Aleksandr Balagura returns to the Romani settlement where a twelve-year-old girl once sang this song to him. The children of back then have now grown up.

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