Thu 30 March 2023

Panel Talk + Q&A

After the film screening we will speak more about the Sakharov prize winners, and the human rights violations inflicted on Ukrainians. But above all, we will celebrate the resilience and bravery of the Ukrainian people! 

Kysia Hekster, correspondent EU/NATO/Belgium/Luxembourg, will present the evening.
After the screening, we will make an online call with a Sakharov Prize representative from Ukraine: human rights lawyer Oleksandra Matvhiichuk.
Next we talk with Lyuba Knorozok, a producer from Kiev, Ukraine, she currently produces a documentary about the search for justice for the human rights violations inflicted on the Ukrainian peole and the collection of actual footage as prove for the ICC. 
And we talk with Kseniia Novikova who studied ballet and cheography at the National University in Kyiv. She has performed all over the world and will close the evening with a traditional dance, the Hopak, together with eleven other dancers from the United Ukrainian Ballet.
Roberta Metsola, president of the European Parliament, is unfortunately not able to attend anymore. 

* The Sakharov Prize is awarded to individuals and organisations who have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights across the globe, drawing attention to human rights violations as well as supporting the laureates and their cause. In 2022, the prize went to the brave people of Ukraine.


Kysia Hekster


Lyuba Knorozok


Oleksandra Matviichuk


Kseniia Novikova


the Ukrainian Ballet 11 dancers