“Human rights through the eyes of children”: exhibitions in Uzhhorod and Rivne

“Human rights through the eyes of children”: exhibitions in Uzhhorod and Rivne

19 December 2016

Films from “Encyclopaedia of the Maidan” cycle were screened at Uzhhorod schools for alsmost three weeks. All the screenings were followed by hot discussions and impressed the students very much.

 

As result, an exhibition has opened on the base of architectural monument “Owl’s nest”. Children’s photo exhibition took place as part of the ХІІІ Docudays UA International Travelling Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.

 

Films from "Encyclopaedia of the Maidan" cycle by Serhiy Lysenko are stories about civic initiatives that originated from Maidan. Ten short films of “Encyclopaedia of the Maidan” tell about volunteers, military doctors in the East of the country, information battles and the struggle with disappointment.

 

Maria Symkovych, the exhibition’s organizer, mentioned, that the event takes place for the third time and has become a tradition. This year’s exhibition and competition are international. The exhibition will visit schools not only in Uzhhorod, but in Slovakia (schools in the cities of Prešov and Kosice).

 

Painting by Victoria Myronyuk (Rivne)

 

The winners of the drawing competition “Human rights through the eyes of children” in Rivne were announced, too. Participants and the winners of the competition were granted certificates and valuable prises on Sunday, the 18th of December at Rivne Regional Universal Science Library. 27 works were sent for the competition not only from Rivne city, but from Zdolbuniv, Kostopil, Mlyn and Rivne districts as well.

 

Painting by Anastasia Khanas (Rivne)

 

The participants were divided into two groups by age:7-12 and 13-17 years old. The winner in the first (younger) age group is Victoria Myroniuk, student of the 6-A grade at Ukrainian gymnasium in Rivne. She called her work “The future of the country is in our hands”, and explained, that “With this drawing I’m showing that Ukrainian people have the right to decide on the political, economic and social fate of their country, using peaceful assemblies”. The winner in the second group is Anastasiya Hanas, student of the 9-A grade at Kvasylivskiy NVK “Lyceum school”. Commenting her work, she worte: “A person should feel safe in all aspects of their life under the wing of the rightful justice and the rule of law”.

 

The competition “Human rights through the eyes of children” in Rivne was organized by Rivne Regional NGO "Committee of Voters of Ukraine" within the frames of the ХІІІ Docudays UA International Travelling Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Rivne region. Event organizers in Uzhhorod are department of education of Uzhhorod City Counsil, NGO KAPL “Westend”, Uzhhorod city student government “KORZO” and NGO “Youth self-government “Insider”.

 

Photo: Pavlo Ravas, Maria Symkovych and Svyatoslav Dubov

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