Malanka (personal project)

During the whole year the village of Krasnoilsk in Ukraine, close to the Romanian border, is hardly different from other villages in the country. But once a year, on the eve of January 14, the village turns into an open-air festival. This is when the Malanka celebration starts. People dress as Gypsies and Bears and walk the streets singing traditional Romanian songs, and dance to live music or sounds of wooden mace hitting the ground. 

Role: Videographer, Director, Producer