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The Embassy of Ukraine in Cairo commemorates the two-year anniversary of the aggression with the film “Culture Against War”

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The Embassy of Ukraine held a special event entitled “Culture Against War” in cooperation with the Spanish Cultural Center Cairo, on the occasion of the important anniversary related to the Russian military aggression against Ukraine.

The event was held to mark two years since the full-scale invasion and a decade since the initial conflicts in 2014, as cinema and photography emerged to tell Ukraine’s enduring spirit and heroism.

The event included a collection of short documentaries, weaving together narratives of Ukraine’s transformation amid war. These stories highlighted the nation’s journey toward unity, strength, and global recognition, driven by the sacrifices and resilience of its people.
The films showed artists and cultural icons who carried weapons or contributed to volunteer efforts, which embody the nation’s struggle for dignity and identity.

The cinematic screening was complemented by a photo exhibition, featuring the works of Serhiy Mikhalchuk, a photographer turned soldier, and Liberov, known for their military documentary photography.

Their powerful images capture the essence of Ukraine’s struggle for freedom, offering a glimpse into the realities of the conflict and the indomitable spirit of its people.

The event attracted a diverse audience, including Egyptian dignitaries, artists, educators, journalists, diplomats and Ukrainian community activists, fostering a rich exchange of views and ideas around the presentations.

“Culture vs. War” served not only as a tribute to Ukraine’s resilience, but also as a reminder of the transformative power of art and storytelling in the face of adversity.

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