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Mama's Heart. Gongadze (2017)

Most intimate, heartbreaking and inspiring confessions by and about Lesya Gongadze's life and her son's disappearance that prompted a revolution.

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Vyacheslav Bihun (as Slavik Bihun)

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Vyacheslav Bihun (original idea) (as Slavik Bihun)
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Credited cast:
Lesya Gongadze Lesya Gongadze ... Self
Georgiy Gongadze Georgiy Gongadze ... Self (archive footage)
Lubomyr Husar Lubomyr Husar ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tamila Alexanian Tamila Alexanian ... Self
Andriy Fedur Andriy Fedur ... Self
Tamar Gegeshidze Tamar Gegeshidze ... Self
Ruf Gongadze Ruf Gongadze ... Self
Vakhtang Kipiani Vakhtang Kipiani ... Self
Zenon Korczak Zenon Korczak ... Self
Lesya Krypyakevych Lesya Krypyakevych ... Self
Lia Lia ... Self - neighbour
Mariam Lordkipanidze Mariam Lordkipanidze ... Self
Natalia Natalia ... Self - neighbour
Oleg Panfilov Oleg Panfilov ... Self
Petro Rabinovich Petro Rabinovich ... Self
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Most intimate, heartbreaking and inspiring confessions by and about Lesya Gongadze's life and her son's disappearance that prompted a revolution.

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A visual monument to one of the greatest Mothers.


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Lesya Gongadze died on 30 October 2013 before the film's release. Her death at 4 a.m. coincided with the start of a violent police attack on peaceful pro-European demonstrators in Kyiv which intensified the Revolution of Dignity. See more »

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When a mother talks about her son
8 October 2017 | by avocatdunikowskiSee all my reviews

I've watched Slavik Bihun's documentary "Mama's Heart. Gongadze" during one of its avant-premiere screenings in Paris.

One mother is talking. Her son was killed under atrocious circumstances involving state intrigues and mafia practices.

Don't look for something sensational, such as calls for vengeance and cries of uncontrolled suffering. Don't wait for close-ups in search of tears on the cheeks of this Mother. You will not find that.

With kindness and mercy, she talks about her son, how she saw him growing up, becoming a man, gaining his notoriety as an independent journalist in Ukraine before the revolutionary upheavals.

She talks to you about her son, she talks to you about love. What the kindness is in the portrait of this merciful Mother.

This film is the demonstration that the great ladies are not to be found on premises or in corridors of ministerial buildings. There was one in Lviv, the Mother in this film, who died before the release of the film, who would perhaps make those people blush with modesty.


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14 September 2017 (Ukraine) See more »

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Серце мами Гонгадзе See more »

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