Oksana Karpovych is a filmmaker, writer and photographer born in Kyiv in 1990. Her first feature documentary film Don’t Worry, the Doors Will Open (2019) won New Visions Award at the RIDM festival in Montreal, received a honourable mention at Hot Docs festival in Toronto and had multiple screenings at film festivals, art shows and on streaming platforms in Europe and Canada.
Help us support Ukrainian society on the move in the daily struggles of their lives in a post-Maїdan country.
Shot over summer and winter seasons on electrychkas, typical Soviet commuter trains that travel between the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and small provincial towns, DON’T WORRY, THE DOORS WILL OPEN invites us to share a ride with working class, mostly marginalized passengers and vendors. Following a number of people from one grimy wagon to another, from station to station, from day to night, we are immersed in the daily struggles of their lives in a post-Maїdan country. DON’T WORRY is an atmospheric and intensely human portrait of Ukrainian society on the move.