Dixie Land

Ukraine, Latvia, Germany / 2016 / 60 min

Waves of the Black Sea are crashing against the pier, the sun is shining and the sky is blue. Children's orchestra Dixieland is playing a march. The teacher is listening. It seems that the happiness will last forever, but growing up is inevitable. Suddenly, it turns out that the teacher is mortal, and your friends have their own plans for future. Medals and orchestral instruments are glittering in the sun, but every child has their personal destiny – with or without music.

Director: Roman Bondarchuk

Roman is a multi-award-winning documentary film director. He is a member of the Ukrainian National Film Union and is the art director of Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. He published his first book at the age of 13 and has since devoted his life to art. He has written numerous short stories and created a number of short fiction films, documentaries and music videos. Roman has participated in photography and contemporary art exhibitions. He is now working on his first fiction film Volcano.

Selected filmography: The Taxi Driver (2007), Euromaidan: Rough Cut (2014), Ukrainian Sheriffs (2015)

Producers: Ilona Bicevska, Simone Baumann, Dar'ya Averchenko
Writer: Dar'ya Averchenko DOPs: Andriy Lysets’ky, Roman Bondarchuk