OFFICIAL SELECTION - Phoenix Film Festival - Raising Ukrainian Awareness Event | OFFICIAL SELECTION - Cleveland International Film FestivalImmigration Studies • Sociology • Human Rights • Ukranian Refugees • Ukrainian Youth • Trauma of War
Date of Completion: 2022 | Run Time: 28 minutes | Language: English & Ukrainian with English subtitles | Captions: Yes | Director: Gil Cates, Jr. | Producers: Gil Cates, Jr. & Michelle Shnaider | Executive Producer: Howard Tenenbaum | Cinematography: Ramon Garcia | Editor: Don Money | Music: Ched Tolliver | Associate Producers: Ramon Garcia & Kateryna Parshukova
DISPLACED is a heartbreaking story about the Kovalchuk family, who were among the first refugees to arrive in America after fleeing Ukraine at the start of the Russian invasion. The film follows three generations of the close-knit family through their first days and weeks in Southern California after traveling through six countries and two continents. While displaced, they grapple with their identities and grieve for their beloved war-torn homeland. As they search for housing and try to rebuild the sense of security their children have lost, the family must reimagine their entire futures.