Resident Advisor together with the production company Tabor released a 45-minute documentary film Ukraine: Nightlife in Resistance about the Ukrainian electronic scene after the russia’s full-scale invasion. The film was directed by Maksym Nakonechnyi («Butterfly Vision») and the story consultant was Kateryna Gornostai («Stop-Zemlia»)
The film tells six stories of various industry figures from different parts of the country about how their lives have changed after February 24, 2022.
«When russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, the thriving electronic scene changed overnight. Producers, DJs, club owners, staff, promoters, and curators became soldiers, volunteers, and refugees, — the film’s synopsis reads. — Dance floors turned into volunteer centers, medical training facilities, coordination headquarters and ammunition factories».
The film premiered in London on April 11, and in Ukraine it was shown for the first time at the «Zhovten» cinema on April 20.
The filmmakers urge people to donate to volunteer organizations and charities that support the music communities featured in the film: Hugs and Musician Defend Ukraine.
Maksym Nakonechnyi is the screenwriter, producer, and director of the film «Butterfly Vision» about an aerial reconnaissance expert, Lilia, who was raped in russian captivity during the war in eastern Ukraine. Upon her return home, she tries to continue living with this tragedy. Nakonechnyi directed the film with volunteers, doctors, and former captives in supporting roles, and the movie was made near the war zone.
«Butterfly Vision» premiered in the second most important competition of the Cannes Film Festival, «Un Certain Regard».
Read an interview with Maksym Nakonechnyi in our article.