Screening: Flowers Don’t Grow Here

Screening Sunday 16th September, 2007

Fifteen years since independence from the former USSR, the Ukraine, Europe’s second largest country, is struggling to regain economic and social stability. One little-known consequence is the estimated 1,000,000 children currently living homeless on Ukraine’s streets. 

Award-winning documentary Flowers Don’t Grow Here is told through the eyes of a gang of Kiev’s street kids and offers an intimate and uncompromising portrayal of these young people, paying the ultimate price for political reform. 

Young mothers, united siblings, close friends and sworn enemies form a troubling underworld of society, governed by their own rules, and haunted by prostitution, crime, violence and even murder…

Director: Shira Pinson
Producer: Sarah Tierney
Length: 52 Mins

View trailer here