Ukraine Solidarity Screening #9/ Heat Singers”, Nadia Parfan

On Monday, 21.03 at 20.00 (EET) we warmly invite you for the ninth online screening of the documentary “Heat Singers” by Ukrainian filmmaker Nadia Parfan. All the raised funds are transferred directly to the film team who are currently helping on the ground in Ukraine.

  • •••“Heat Singers”, 2019, dir. Nadia Parfan•••
  • documentary, 63 min

For many years, Ivan Vasyliovych has been the trade union leader at Ivano-Frankivsk TeploKomunEnergo, a municipal heating company in western Ukraine. His magnum opus is the trade union choir for mechanics, repairmen, dispatchers, book-keepers and other employees. Ivan Vasyliovych is very proud of their creative achievements, but is also keen to point out that "the heating comes first – and only then do we sing!". The rehearsal schedule must be organised around the "heating season". As the collective is trying to fix the old pipelines, customers are bombarding the hot-line service. Is it possible to warm up their cold radiators with the power of Ukrainian folk song?

Nadia Parfan was born in Ivano-Frankivsk, Western Ukraine. She graduated from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kyiv and the Central European University in Budapest. She is a curator and co-founder of "86" Festival of Film and Urbanism. She is also a producer of the independent documentary “Love Me” (2014) by Jonathon Narducci. In 2014-2015, she studied documentary directing at the Andrzej Wajda School. “Heat Singers” is a director’s debut and was world-premiered at Switzerland's Visions du Réel.

Tickets (put your own price, min 5 EUR; all of the funds will be redirected directly to the film team who are currently helping on the ground in Ukraine)