Quiet in Odessa is a new documentary film by Khavin Films to be released in November 2014. Produced and directed by Dmitriy Khavin. 43 min. Russian, Ukrainian and Yiddish with English subtitles.
In the aftermath of the Ukraine’s Euromaydan revolution and violent clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian supporters, Jewish residents of Odessa tell stories of their newly found patriotism and share their thoughts on how recent events affect the community and the city. Through a series of interviews with members of the Jewish community the film delves into the history of Jews in Odessa, assimilation, immigration and the issues of identity.
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Khavin Films is a video production company founded by Dmitriy Khavin in 2008.
Since 2001 Dmitriy has worked as a director, producer, editor and cinematographer on documentaries and television programs. Dmitriy’s television credits include programs for HBO, PBS, Discovery, MTV, Link TV, Jewish Life TV, etc.
Dmitriy also produces advocacy videos, videos for the web, educational and promotional videos, performances, concerts and events and offers consulting services to individuals and organizations interested in using video in their work. Dmitriy has recently produced videos for the Open Society Foundation, Columbia University, City University of New York and Downtown Community Television Center.