Pushing Boundaries

2020 | Documentary | 100 min | MA Film

Directed by Lesia Kordonets

Produced by Dschoint Ventschr | ZHdK

Collection: Degree Films 2020

During the international games, Paralympics, new borders are drawn. The host becomes an aggressor. It is understood that sport and politics are kept separated.
Territories and humans are separated.
For some, one will be a traitor, for others, one will be a hero.
Some will win medals, others will lose their identities.
Some will become “defenders” and others will become disabled.

Pushing Boundaries depicts Ukrainian Paralympic Athletes who grow above their physical and personal boundaries, while around them geopolitical boundaries are pushed back and forth.

Runtime100 min
Year of Production2020
Country of ProductionSwitzerland
Distribution FormatDCP, QT
Aspect Ratio16:9
Audio FormatStereo, 5.1
Shot onCanon Eos C100 Mark II, Lumix GH4, iPhone
Spoken LanguageUkrainian, Russian
Available SubtitlesGerman, English
Director, Screenplay Lesia Kordonets
Cinematography Lesia Kordonets
Volodymyr Palylyk
Music Christoph Scherbaum
Editor Lesia Kordonets
Martin Arpagaus
Gesa Marten
Mykyta Krivoshejev
Produced byDschoint Ventschr | ZHdK
Location Sound Engineer Lesia Kordonets
Vlad Miroshnichenko
Sound Design Nicola Misic
Sound Mixing Gregg Skerman
Digital Colorist Ralph Wetli
Graphic Artist Alessa Fanzoi
Technical Support Equipment Gian Courtin
Technical Support Postproduction Norbert Kottmann, Yasmin Joerg
Yasmin Joerg
Project Mentoring Christian Iseli
Sabine Gisiger
Co-Production Company Dschoint Ventschr Film AG, SRF
Executive Producer Filippo Bonacci
Programme Director Sabine Boss