Sat 30 March 2024

Q&A with director Mariia Ponomarova and protagonist Sveta

While director Mariia Ponomarova (born Kyiv) was making a documentary about a Ukrainian cheerleading team of over-50s called “Nice Ladies,” Russia attacks Ukraine. Team member Sveta flees with her family to the Netherlands, while captain Valia and coach Nadia stay behind in Charkiv which is regularly bombed…

Together with director Mariia and protagonist Sveta, under the direction of moderator Laura Quarto, we look back on the past two years as well as ahead: will the team be able to find a common language despite the growing scars of war? 

Language: English


Laura Quarto

Lisa Vlasenko

Mariia Ponomarova