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On a cold February morning, 12-year-old Niki and his family arrive at a Kharkiv metro station to take shelter from the terrifying war raging outside. For Nikiʼs family, daylight is synonymous with mortal danger, and the boy is not allowed to leave the station and the ever-present glow of its neon lights. While aimlessly wandering around the abandoned carriages and full platforms, Niki meets 11-year-old Vika, and a new world opens up to him. As their bond strengthens, the children find the courage to once again feel the sun on their faces.
The screening will be followed by a discussion Café Europa: Photophobia on 5.11. in Slovak National Gallery at 18:30
Photophobia / Ivan Ostrochovský, Pavol Pekarčík / 2023 / 71 min.
Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine
Slovakia and Czech Republic for Human Rights
Family, Mental health, War
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