Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine

MIP: ‘Djakuju’ Film Premiere Screening Takes Place in Kyiv


On 19 December 2017, the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine held a presentation of the documentary drama film, ‘Djakuju’, at the Butterfly Deluxe cinema.


The aim of the film, produced within the framework of the Year of Japan in Ukraine, is to promote Ukraine in the world.


The Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, Yuriy Stets, commented: “The Year of Japan in Ukraine is coming to an end, but this film shows that the next year will begin as the Year of Ukraine in Japan. In the film, we see Ukraine from the perspective of a Japanese professor, just as he sees it: interesting, positive, hospitable.”


He also said that MIP had prepared a copy of the film ‘Djakuju’ in Japanese, and presented Japan’s Ambassador to Ukraine Sumi Shigeki with a flesh drive with a film in Japanese.

Sumi Shigeki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine, added that a lot of events organized by the Embassy and other bodies of power and, in particular, the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine, had taken place this year. “Today this film is the final event of the Ministry within the framework of the Year of Japan in Ukraine, and on December 22nd at 6:00 p.m., it will carry out a 3D video mapping show on Sofiivska Square. “The mix of Japanese and Ukrainian cultures will be a keynote of the video clip to be shown to the residents of Kyiv and the capital’s guests,” Mr Shigeki Sumi said.

Mr Ambassador added that he wished the film to be seen in Tokyo, where he will send it.

Please be reminded that, according to a decree by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, in order to enhance bilateral cooperation and strengthen ties between Ukraine and Japan, the year 2017 was declared the Year of Japan in Ukraine. Hence, MIP together with the Embassy of Japan in Ukraine are planning to inform the public of a number of events which will help acquaint Ukrainians with Japan’s culture, traditions, and history.

Additional information. The film was produced by Best Friends Film to the order of MIP (film director Denys Yevstihneikin). MIP plans to show the film at international festivals and distribute it among the diaspora in the world and in Ukraine. The aim of MIP and the creative film staff is to show Ukraine in the world as interesting, resourceful, promising, hospitable, with beautiful landscapes and unforgettable cities.

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