Directed by Ganna Gryniva and Peter Bräunig
Duration 23’ | German and Ukrainian with Ukrainian and English subtitles
Spivanka is the journey of the jazz singer Ganna Gryniva travelling from Germany to Ukraine to follow her roots, unveil the magic of the old Ukrainian folk songs, and get inspired by them in her own music.
Peter Bräunig is a Magdeburg based director and cinematographer for documentary film. His recent works are different documentary web series (Die Stimme Der Dinge) and films for Doctors Without Borders all over the world.
Ganna Gryniva is a singer, composer, pianist, and activist from Berlin. Having roots in Ukraine and Germany, Ganna aims to bring into play her multicultural background as a means of unveiling her musical identity and promoting her motherland's cultural heritage. Her album Home is a collage of arranged Ukrainian folk songs that Ganna collected during her travels through different regions of Ukraine.
Production Country, Year Germany, 2023
Produced by Blende39, Ganna Gryniva
Distributed by Blende39, Ganna Gryniva
Producer Eva-Luise Volkmann
Directors of Photography Peter Bräunig, Lena Thiemann, Julian Cwiklinski
Sound Julian Cwiklinski, Ganna Gryniva
Editor Peter Bräunig