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Katya Soldak is a New-York-based journalist and the editorial director of Forbes Media’s international editions. Katya is the director of the documentary The Long Breakup (https://vimeo.com/450906822) and the author of the memoir-essay This Is How Propaganda Works, (https://www.forbes.com/sites/katyasoldak/2017/12/20/this-is-how-propaganda-works-a-look-inside-a-soviet-childhood/#19f3d4f93566) about growing up in the Soviet Union. Her strongest focuses are Eastern Europe and anything related to Post-Soviet territory.
Film The Long Breakup: In The Long Breakup (2020, 85 min), New York-based Ukrainian-American filmmaker, Katya Soldak, tells the story of her family and friends as they endure the fall of the Soviet Union and Ukraine’s ongoing struggle to truly separate from Russia.
The movie can be seen at: https://vimeo.com/450906822.
The Long Breakupwebsite: https://www.thelongbreakupfilm.com
The Long Breakup is a feature length documentary about Ukraine’s struggle to escape Russia’s embrace, leave its Soviet past behind and become a truly independent nation. Ukrainian-American journalist Katya Soldak, of Forbes Magazine, now living in New York City, tells the story of her home country as it exits the USSR, works through two revolutions, and endures a war with Russia—all through the eyes of her family and friends in Kharkiv, a large Ukrainian city just 18 miles from the Russian border.
The Long Breakup takes viewers on an intimate journey that illustrates how big geopolitical changes affect people on a personal level, and explores what happens when democracy slips away and a nation must fight for the right to choose its future. The film offers insight into what it’s like for an immigrant to watch her country go through crises from afar; but, most importantly, it’s a personal tale about life in the young, former Soviet country, whose struggle forms the backdrop of so many lives.
The Long Breakup was filmed over the course of a decade, and features an original soundtrack, as well as music from Ukrainian and Soviet artists. The film is intended for global audiences with general interests, as well as for those interested
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Other ongoing projects posted on Forbes.com: (https://www.forbes.com/sites/katyasoldak) To commemorate 30 years since the Soviet Union ceased to exist, Katya is having a series of conversations with people who experienced life during the unique transitionfrom socialism to capitalism. These entrepreneurs, cultural figures and business people lived and worked in countries of the former Soviet bloc during those unique times when the Cold War ended and the Iron Curtain was lifted.
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