Dmitro Konovalov

Dmitro Konovalov is a documentary filmmaker, Ph. D. in Philosophy. The field of his scientific and creative interests includes research of the processes discriminatory myths are created and analysis of the practices of constructing the “Other” in mass media. He is currently working on a project of a documentary devoted to the problems of two waves of internally displaced persons in Ukraine (the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and the annexation of Crimea and the Donbass war in 2014), who had to face discrimination by Ukrainian society.

Dmytro is a participant and winner of Ukrainian and international film festivals. He took part in the creation of the film almanac “Open Access” (short film “Afghan”), which became a tool for promoting the Law “Access to Public Information”. His filmography includes films devoted to the problems of people who have faced marginalization and stigmatization by society. His documentary projects have been supported by USAID, UNITER and the IDFA Bertha Fund.

Dmitry Konovalov graduated from the first master’s degree in gender studies at the European Humanities University in Minsk. Now he is an associate professor in the Department of Media Communications  KhNU and a senior lecturer in the Department of Television KhDAK.