A tragicomic musical documentary exploring the heights of the cabaret genre in the modern world, following the seven female artists of the cabaret Dakh Daughters.
Living through a pivotal moment in the history of their country, the Maidan Revolution of 2014, art becomes a way for the Dakh Daughters to reflect upon those events and face harsh realities with wisdom and hope. This political cabaret draws its magic from combining the joie de vivre and the horror of the devastating war — even if we don’t see it, its shadow is always there, darkened by the bright stage lights.
Roses.Film-Cabaret plays in support of Ukrainian filmmakers as part of 'Stand with DocuDays', a collaboration between One World Media, Guardian Documentaries and Bertha DocHouse, on behalf of Ukraine's DocuDays UA film festival.
Guardian Documantaries are celebrating Ukrainian cinema with a specially curated selection of documentaries watch more here.
Darya Bassel, Head of Industry at the Kyiv-based film festival Docudays UA has written an opinion piece about the role of documentaries at a time of war. Read the article here.
50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to Docu/Help, the fund set up to support Ukrainian Filmmakers.
ABOUT DOCUDAYS AND DOCU/HELP
Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is held annually in the last week of March in Kyiv. The 19th edition of the festival was due to open on March 25th 2022.
As the festival organisers cancelled their planned events, they set up Docu/Help, "a fund to support Ukrainian filmmakers who are documenting the events of the war in Ukraine right now: recording war crimes, filming footage for the international media and for their future films which will later give the world a more in-depth perspective on the situation in our country."
Read more here.