Rally of solidarity with Ukraine held at Berlinale film festival in Germany
Rally of Solidarity with Ukraine (Photo:@Julia Sinkevych/Facebook)
The Berlin International Film Festival held a rally of solidarity with Ukraine on the anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion on Feb. 24.
The event took place on the Berlinale red carpet in front of the Festival Palace with the participation of Ukrainian filmmakers, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Germany Oleksiy Makeiev, German State Commissioner for Culture and Media Claudia Roth, chairman of the jury of the main competition of the festival Kristen Stewart, and others.
"The Berlinale staunchly condemns Russia's ongoing war of aggression, which violates international law, and expresses its solidarity alongside many further participants with the people in Ukraine and all those who are campaigning against this war," the organizers of the Berlinale wrote on Facebook.
The Berlin International Film Festival started on Feb. 16. At the opening of the film festival, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the participants in a video call.
This year's program includes six movies from Ukraine and two documentaries about Ukraine. The festival itself is dedicated to Ukraine, and its participants wear the Berlinale symbol, which this year is painted in the colors of the Ukrainian flag.
The winners of the festival will be announced at the closing ceremony on Feb. 25.
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