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.