Opening Hours: Tue-Sat: 11am-12midnight, Sun-Mon: Closed

Samizdat Eastern European Film Festival

My Favourite Job + 100% Off (Sashko Protyah, Ukraine, 2022) + Q&A

Fri 15 September 2023

Tickets no longer available

English subtitling

CGI scene. From the perspective of a driver, through the windshield, wee see a checkpoint manned by red eyed soldiers.

My Favourite Job + 100% Off (Sashko Protyah, Ukraine, 2022) + Q&A

Scottish Premiere

My Favourite Job, an experimental short that chronicles the everyday work of volunteer drivers who helped evacuate civilians from Mariupol during the spring of 2022, and 100% Off, a deep audiovisual reflection on the uncomfortable topic of looting in Mariupol shops, are two of the latest works by Sashko Protyah. Sashko is a Ukrainian filmmaker/activist from Mariupol, currently based in Zaporizhzhia, where he has co-founded a cinemovement/NGO Freefilmers. For the past five years, Freefilmers have been working with topics of urban transformations in East Ukraine, researching working-class creativity and the industrial past and present of post-socialist cities, and exploring memories and archives beyond official historical narratives. Since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, Freefilmers have been actively involved in all kinds of essential work, such as the transportation of humanitarian aid, medical supplies, and equipment to the regions most affected by the war; taking refugees back to safer places; and keeping visual war diaries that feature overlooked stories and silenced narratives.

Both films comprise footage from mobile phone videos made by the volunteers, the filmmaker’s personal archive, and animated models, serving as evidence of the war’s effect on the prohibition of visual documentation of Mariupol.

Presented with a live Q&A with Sashko Protyah.

Samizdat is supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI.

English subtitles

Financial support to attend the festival is available to eligible applicants via Samizdat's Access Fund.

Content notes: violence, mainly described verbally or through alternative media (e.g. animation).




Event Type





6:00pm — 7:32pm





Tickets: £0/£2/£4/£6/£8

Booking fee: 10%


English subtitling

Tickets no longer available