About the Program
Discover the story of Gennadiy Mokhnenko, a pastor who has made a name for himself by forcibly abducting homeless drug-addicted kids from the streets of Mariupol, Ukraine.
Award-winning director Steve Hoover (Sundance 2013 Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for Blood Brother) presents a captivating portrait of a man who, amidst the ongoing struggle for post-Soviet revitalization in Ukraine, still has hope for the future. (Ukraine, 2015, 96 min. No MPAA rating. Viewer discretion advised. In English and Russian with English subtitles.)
Winner of the SIMA 2016 Awards for Best Documentary and Best Editing, as well as the Jury Prize for Stylistic Achievement.
A panel discussion and Q&A with director Steve Hoover, Robert English (professor and director of the USC School of International Relations), and Elizabeth Calvin (Senior Advocate, Children’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch) follow the screening.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: