52 min

Episode 227: Ukrainian filmmaker Khrystyna Syvolap shares her refugee story The YVR Screen Scene Podcast

    • TV & Film

Khrystyna Syvolap arrived in Canada with her 8-year-old daughter nearly three months ago, seeking refuge from Russia’s unjust assault on Ukraine. Khrystyna is a commercial director who has directed television, short films, and a feature film (2020’s Viddana). She's a member of the Ukrainian Film Academy and was on Forbes Magazine's list of Ukraine's "30 Under 30" for 2021. And for the moment at least, her life is here in Vancouver. In this special episode of the YVR Screen Scene Podcast, Sabrina speaks with Khrystyna about her journey from Kyiv to Vancouver, as well as the myriad of challenges faced by Ukrainian film professionals turned refugees who arrive in Canada with little more than their lives and want to get to work. Episode sponsor: Fish Flight Entertainment

Khrystyna Syvolap arrived in Canada with her 8-year-old daughter nearly three months ago, seeking refuge from Russia’s unjust assault on Ukraine. Khrystyna is a commercial director who has directed television, short films, and a feature film (2020’s Viddana). She's a member of the Ukrainian Film Academy and was on Forbes Magazine's list of Ukraine's "30 Under 30" for 2021. And for the moment at least, her life is here in Vancouver. In this special episode of the YVR Screen Scene Podcast, Sabrina speaks with Khrystyna about her journey from Kyiv to Vancouver, as well as the myriad of challenges faced by Ukrainian film professionals turned refugees who arrive in Canada with little more than their lives and want to get to work. Episode sponsor: Fish Flight Entertainment

52 min

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