BYkids Ukrainian Filmmaker Coming to NYC

17-year-old Ukrainian filmmaker, Tymur Tsapliienko, is coming to New York! He will screen his new film RETURN DATE: UNKNOWN at the Youth Collective Film Festival at Lincoln Center on June 7.

On Thursday, June 15, Tymur will be the honored guest at the screening and panel discussion hosted by the United Nations Association of New York at the Dolby Screening Room from 6-8 pm in midtown Manhattan.

In addition to Tymur, the panel will include Rom Barnea (his mentor), Holly Carter (BYkids executive director), Susan Bissell (Harvard FXB Center for Human Rights and former Global Chief of Child Protection at UNICEF) and Pablo Espiniella (Chief of Staff at the U.N. Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children)

We are especially excited that Tymur’s father will join us from the Ukraine as a meaningful way to honor Father’s Day, World Refugee Day and Tymur’s 18th birthday. We hope you can join us. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

This film is part of the BYkids climate change series, airing on PBS this fall. It is a moving portrait of a boy coming of age —  his relationship to himself, to home and his father. Tymur eloquently shares what it means to be a Ukrainian refugee and personalizes the high cost of the war and the world’s dependence on fossil fuels. Tymur’s dad, Andrii, is considered to be Ukraine’s leading war correspondent having covered Iraq, Afghanistan and now the war at his home.