Alisa Kovalenko

Alisa Kovalenko is an award-winning director, born in Zaporizhia, Ukraine, in 1987. After studying journalism, she graduated from the Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University of Kiev, specialising in documentary cinema. She also studied at the Andrzej-Wajda cinema school in Warsaw, under the guidance of Marcel Łoziński, one of the masters of Polish documentary cinema. Her debut documentary Sister Zo (2014) was shown in several festivals. Alisa was caught up in the turmoil of the Ukrainian revolution in 2014 and the subsequent war in Eastern Ukraine. These events took her from the barricades of Maidan to the toughest battle of the war at Donetsk airport. Her second feature documentary, Alisa in Warland (2015), deals with these bloody events and the tension between observing through a camera lens and getting involved as a participant. It premiered at IDFA in Amsterdam and has subsequently been featured in over 60 festivals, winning awards in Paris, Agadir and Mexico. Home Games (2018) is her third feature.

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