The Media and Journalism Society student organization presents “Babylon 13,” to be held in the Lecture Center room 102 on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.
The guest speaker, filmmaker Yuri Gruzinov, is a Russian native who left Russia to live in Ukraine as a young adult. On January 22, 2014, Yuri was wounded with three bullets while recording the Hrushevs’kogo Street, Kyiv clashes. Upon recovery, on March 16, 2014, Yuriy and his crew were captured while filming a documentary about the Crimean referendum and were held by the separatists in Simferopol, Crimea, for six days. In September of 2014, he was filming in Donbas near the town of Debalcevo, on the very front lines of the war.
The screenings will include short movies about Maidan, the Crimean invasion by Russia and war in Eastern Ukraine. The movies are exclusive and only partially are available for view on the official Babylon ’13 YouTube channel. Screenings are followed by Q&A sessions with Yuri.