FILM REVIEW: Smith and Genoux’s ‘School Number Three’ (2016) – Teenage voices from the Donbass conflict

CEEL, October 2017

“Yelizaveta Smith and Georg Genoux’s School Number Three is a documentary with a deceptively simple storyline: it records stories told by teenagers who have lived through the crisis in Ukraine’s Donetsk region, which started almost four years ago in November 2013. Based on the documentary play by Natalia Vorozhbyt – one of Ukraine’s leading playwrights – the award-winning film (Berlinale 2017) reveals the teenagers’ love and family life and – as they wish to show them – their dreams.”

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