The project Civilian Voices. Interviews is a series of video-recorded open, sincere, and sensitive life stories. In these videos, people from Donbass share how the military conflict in the Eastern Ukraine has divided their lives into before and after the war. These stories are about people who were caught up in war, lost their home, families, jobs, and the life they had had before and despite all these they did not lose hope or their faith in their own abilities and were able to build a new life practically from scratch.
When did they realise that war had entered their homes?
A feeling of depression, a feeling of helplessness at not being able to change anything: how did they cope with all these? Which memories still leave an ache in the heart and which of them make them feel warmer?
How did they find strength to move on? Our project Civilian Voices. Interviews tries to answer all these questions..
We people have inner voices that help us think, contemplate, dream, and hope. Our thinking is driven by our inner voices, whether it is the voice of thoughts, the voice of heart, or just the words we say. Without this “voice”, all stories are empty.
The Museum of Civilian Voices is a source of true stories told by Donbass civilians in their own voices.