Building Democracy in Ukraine's work will be featured in a documentary film being shot for Canadian television. The film, conceived and produced by film-maker Donald Duchene of Nexus Media, Nova Scotia, explores the question, "Can democracy be exported?" It looks at international assistance projects in Tanzania, Indonesia, and Ukraine examining a different aspect of the question in each country. The final segment of the film, in Ukraine, looks at the “connection between the power of education and the forces of change.”
“In the end,” Duchene says, “the film is a statement about what democracy means outside our borders and is a reflection on the idea that all democracies, ours included, are works in progress.”
Duchene made two visits to Ukraine to shoot film about the Project’s activities. His film looks at the nature and impact of its work from multiple perspectives: students who have taken Project courses, authors of texts, participants in Project research conferences, leaders of the Ukrainian educational system, and NGOs.
“Exporting Democracy” will be broadcast first on Zoomer Media (formerly Vision TV) this Fall and on iChannel and SCN TV in the Spring of 2011.