ERA Presents “City and its Heroes” project in Berlin

16 February 2024

Facilitated Discussions on What it Means to be Human & Films Illuminating the Bravery of Ukrainians in Berlin 

Café Kyiv 2024, the annual event dedicated to Ukraine, presents the documentaryCities and their Heroesand an exhibition of 90 photographs, created with the support of USAID Economic Resilience Activity (ERA). The event will be held on February 19, 2024, and is organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. 

Cities and their Heroes consists of 6 documentaries and 90 photographic stories and texts about ordinary Ukrainians who stayed true to their human values during a inhumane war. 

These stories challenge the audience to reflect on their own lives. Teachers, security guards, healthcare workers, managers, entrepreneurs, public employees, and even unemployed individuals; all of them, Ukrainians. When the war started, everyone found themselves in various circumstances and places. Each of their unique skills allowed them to make bold choices in critical moments.

The exhibition and documentaries are part of “Space of Humanity” section, that also feature: 

  • Book of HumannessMulti-object 
  • Exhibition of Anton Lohov and Serhiy Kondratiuk 
  • “The Face of Azovstal” Special Project 
  • “The Path of a Hero” Special Project 

Discussions will be held on February 19th: 

  • “Humanness and Religion” facilitated by Oleh Turiy, Ukrainian Church Historian, Director of the Institute of Church History of Ukrainian Catholic University  
  • “Dignity, Freedom, and a Human”, featuring Vakhtang Kebuldze, Ukrainian Philosopher, Professor of the Department of Theoretical and Practical Philosophy at Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, and Andriy Dakhniy, Ukrainian Historian of Philosophy, Head of Department of History of Philosophy at Ivan Franko Lviv National University.