The showing of the documentary ‘War on Education’ falls under the larger campaign to raise awareness and reflect on the impact of the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
The makers highlight that, ‘While the media often highlights the visible – Russian attacks on Ukrainian cites and the news from the frontline, one critical aspect remains largely overlooked: the impact of war on education.’ The documentary features the authors of the textbooks Ukraine and the World, Iryna Kostyuk and Maryna Kaftan, who organised interviews, connected to policy makers, and helped ‘find and clear archival footage.’ Moreover, the documentary features insightful interviews with prominent figures from international NGOs, governmental bodies, journalists, and educators, ‘War on Education’ deeply covers this issue. The Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, as well as Emmanuelle Abrioux, Chief of Education at UNICEF Ukraine, and other notable characters in this field, share their invaluable perspectives as well as possible solutions for the problem. The film will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. The panel will be joined by the film creator Stefano di Pietro, Euroclio Director Steven Stegers and participants of the Move4HumanRights Summerschool.