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Dima Levytskyi: The story of Mendel Beilis

Why is the topic Faith important (for you)?

It’s important to me  to discover Faith when it unites huge masses of people. If millions believe in the same thing, it is important for me as an artist to understand how this belief can affect my life and my loved ones in this society. Especially in times of such shocks as a pandemic, we can observe a picture of how the faith of some (or disbelief) directly affects the life - including everyday life - of others.

What do you expect from the project?

First of all, I expect to do a performance at the Jam Factory. This is one of the few theaters in Ukraine that has been built in recent years. And it is a great honor for me to be part of the opening of this theater.

What are you looking forward to in this project?

Our project is connected with the figure of Mendel Beilis and examines how the Faith and religious figures influence the electoral process, either parliamentary or presidential elections. Now my team and I are studying cases and processes of influence on elections by religious leaders in other countries, except Ukraine.

What inspires you the most?

I am inspired by people's stories and good dreams.