On August 10th, the first of the nine videos in Our History project appeared on social media. These are short videos where the actors of There Will Be Humans (FILM.UA production with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Information policy of Ukraine) tell about characters they portrayed, their destinies, opinions, views. And also about themselves and modern Ukraine.
Actors Oleksandr Piskunov, Kateryna Hryhorenko, Viktor Zhdanov, Akmal Huriezov, Ostap Dziadek, Olena Borozenets, Kostiantyn Temliak, Oleksandr Mavryts, and Makar Tykhomyrov first will appear as their characters, and then as themselves. They will give the views of the characters on the historical events and most important things in life, and then give their own opinions on the central idea of the saga, the connection between the past and the modern-day, and share the secret on what are the most important values in life:
“Till you don’t know the truth, you don’t know who you really are; if you have a spark of true love inside you still, life isn’t that bad; if we all stand together – we are destined to win.”
Videos in this project make one think about the challenges that Ukraine and Ukrainians had in the 20th century, about a unique pass that everyone chose in these challenging times, fought, dreamt, and defended their truth, and how it’s all connected with our today.
A special filming crew was working to create these videos:
Director: Pavlo Potatuev
Camera operator: Tymofiy Avramchuk
Editing: Vasyl Perevierziev
There Will Be Humans is a 12-episode saga based upon the novel by Anatoly Dimarov. It spreads across the hardest times in the history of Ukraine – the beginning of the 20th century, when the First World War, Revolution, and the establishment of the Soviet state had separated society and the fate of everyone onto before and after. Every character of the saga sees the surrounding changes with his own “truth” in mind, but everyone wants to live, love, and find his place in this new catastrophic historical dimension. 12 episodes. 12 main characters. 12 destinies, each reflecting an aspect of the nation’s history.
Premiere in Ukraine: autumn 2020
Genre: family saga, historical drama
Production: FILM.UA by order of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, STB TV Channel
Director: Arkady Nepytaliuk
Producers: Serhii Demydov, Viktor Myrskyi, Liudmyla Semchuk
Creative producer: Olesia Lukianenko
Executive producer: Valeria Tkachuk
Camera operator: Dmitry Yurikov
Scriptwriters:Tetiana Shchehelska, Taras Antypovych, based on the novel by A. Dimarov ‘There Will Be Humans’
Cast: Ostap Dziadek, Akmal Huriezov, Olena Borozenets, Kateryna Hryhorenko, Viktor Zhdanov, Kostiantyn Temliak, Oleksandr Piskunov, Oleksandr Mavryts, Makar Tykhomyrov, Anna Tambova, Vitalii Azhnov, Alina Kostiukova, Ihor Koltovskyi