We stand in solidarity with Ukraine and condemn Russia’s military aggression and invasion. Our hearts are with our Ukrainian friends, filmmakers, studios, and archives as they fight for their sovereignty, and we are proud to add our voice to the international chorus demanding an immediate end to this violence.
Our mission has always been and remains to promote mutual understanding, partnership, and exchange through the film cultures of Ukraine, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. That mission, which is as vital as ever, is yet another potential victim of this needless aggression.
In the coming weeks, we will be programming works from Ukrainian directors, both contemporary and historical, as we consider how best to reframe our curatorial work in light of what are bound to be rapidly changing and volatile events.
In solidarity with all those in Ukraine, Russia, and throughout the world who fight for peace.