- 32 min.
- russian, ukrainian
"De facto" is devoted to the problem of appropriation and re-interpretation of history in a post-truth society. Filmed in Lviv in 2016-2017, it shows a complex picture of the coexistence of diametrically different communities in the same post-Soviet space. The annual rituals associated with the events of World War II, initiated by various political, social and ethnic groups, have the character of a performance and, despite the tragic historical context, often cause a comic effect. The film is a joint work of artist Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair and historian Alexandra Vakhter.