An independent initiative “Kinography. Geography of Ukrainian Cinemas of the Soviet Period” explores and maps the past and present of the Ukrainian cinema network. We focus on the process of large-scale development of cinemas in Ukraine during the 1940-80s (“cinemafication”) and modern policies of managing the cinemas inherited from this era.
Kinography’s website is an open archive and a resource for criticism and exchange of experiences. Its key components are a map of Ukrainian cinemas, as well as articles and research pieces by the project team and friendly initiatives.
With this project we seek to understand:
The project is supported by the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.
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Presentation of the project “Kinography. Geography of Ukrainian Cinemas of the Soviet Period”