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Plays in DC[FRAME] Program: We are Here
Saturday, June 15
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Eaton Cinema

1201 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005



Max Rykov


Max Rykov


Anna Rykova, Igor Rykov

Hindsight documents journeys that lay forgotten in a closet in Kyiv for nearly twenty years. The material on these VHS cassettes was shot in the years following the collapse of the Soviet Union by a young Ukrainian couple as they set out to explore the world beyond their borders for the first time. Delivered from the perspective of their son, now in the US and unable to travel back to Ukraine due to martial law, the essay-style short delves into the elusive nature of roots and cultural values – looking back at what they were back then and confronted with the reality of what they are today.

Director, Hindsight

Max Rykov has a background in video and multimedia production. He graduated from Florida State University with a BS in Digital Media Production and has worked with world-renowned digital artists as Head Video Producer at ARTECHOUSE. His work has been featured by the United Nations Foundation, Pantone Color Institute, Forbes, the New York Times, and other platforms. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine started, he has refocused on impact-driven storytelling. He went on to shoot two independent documentaries in Poland focusing on displaced people of Ukraine, where he is originally from.