On Thursday, November 9, the 6th Annual New York Baltic Film Festival (NYBFF) will present a special evening in support of Ukraine. The program will feature a screening of the short documentary What Would You Take? (Mille Sina võtaksid, dir. Heilika Pikkov, Estonia, 2023, 23 min.), followed by a panel moderated by Andrew Horodysky (Ukrainian Institute of America) with director Heilika Pikkov, painter Lesia Khomenko, and art historian and curator Katherine Carl, and will conclude with a concert by Estonian musician Maria Faust.
Home. Your home. Your place. Your memories. Your belongings. In the blink of eye, it’s gone. Heilika Pikkov’s What Would You Take? tells the stories of 12 people from Ukraine who suddenly had to leave their home, taking only the bare essentials and a cherished belonging that speaks to their life.
After the screening, Andrew Horodysky will moderate a panel exploring how to support Ukrainian culture today. Estonian composer and saxophonist Maria Faust will end the evening with a performance.