Ina Ivanceanu | Luxemburg, Austria 2015 | 60 Min. | OmeU
Free Spaces is based on the SPACES project. It shows a new image of four major Eastern European cities. The documentary film follows artists and activists who try to regain their right to the city with intelligence, wittiness and creativity. A cinema gets occupied, an old Soviet circus reactivated, a gloomy underground passage transformed into an ironic but glamorous arena and a factory site converted into a cultural agora. The film shows that conditions are similar in Tbilisi (Georgia), Yerevan (Armenia), Chisinau (Moldova) – and in Kiev (Ukraine), where civil society revolted recently. All actions and projects demand freedom of expression and reclaim public space in artistic and innovative ways.