Performance about political prisoners Crimea, 5 a.m. will take place in Warsaw 

The world premiere of the documentary reading Crimea, 5 am will take place on 17 December at 7 p.m. in the Arnold Szyfman Polish Theatre in Warsaw. 

The project in Poland is implemented jointly with the Ukrainian Institute, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, YTC Dollmen, the Embassy of Ukraine to the Republic of Poland, the Polish Theatre in Warsaw and with the informational support of the Nash Wybir Foundation.

Ukrainian playwrights Natalia Vorozhbyt and Anastasia Kosodiy wrote a documentary play based on interviews with 11 political prisoners and their families. Performing reading in Poland is directed by Jerzy Lach, the project is curated by Alim Aliev and Nadia Sokolenko. The performance in Warsaw features actors from the Polish Theatre, in particular Marta Dąbrowska, Ewa Domańska, Katarzyna Skarżanka, Dorota Landowska, as well as Polish influencers. 

Crimea, 5 a.m. is the first human rights performance by the Ukrainian Institute and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine that will be shown abroad within the Crimea platform initiative. We plan to show it in Germany, the USA, and other countries next year. The idea is that not only professional actors will participate in the performance, but also Polish influencers, thus more people will learn about Crimea. We constantly emphasize that publicity saves lives under occupation and it’s a key tool in the fight for human rights,

The project Crimea, 5 am aims to draw the attention of the world society to human rights violations on the temporarily occupied Crimean peninsula. The project includes the documentary play and the performance-document “Crimea, 5 am”, a book with the play and information about the heroes of the project, an interactive website, as well as a campaign to support political prisoners and their families in the Crimea. You can reach out and make more of your friends and acquaintances aware of these violations using a quote generator on the project’s website to share quotes on your social media pages.

The performance will be broadcast on this Facebook event

You can find out more about the project on the website Crimea 5 AM and watch the premiere of the performance in Kyiv.