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Sasha, the younger daughter living in the Canadian countryside, welcomes her family to her home after they have recently escaped Ukraine after the outbreak of war. The tension between her family members gradually builds until things reach breaking point.

Present stage of this work: Nearly final version

Anastasia Itkina is a Jewish-Ukrainian writer, producer and sometimes director currently based in Vancouver, BC. Her perspective is informed by elements of Western discourse on the social histories of art, feminism, and post-colonialism. She is interested in the themes of the oppressive state and the extent to which our identities have been shaped by the anxieties that have emerged from post-Soviet cultural trauma. She is currently in the post-production stage with her short film Hiraeth which tells a story about a Ukrainian family immigrating to Canada to escape the war. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in film production she has been working as a producer on various short format films that have received recognition at VAFF, WFF, Reelworld and other film festivals. more...

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