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The second American Independent Film Festival started in Kyiv, ForUm correspondent reported.
According to U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Tefft, this festival is a forum of exchange of experience between the Ukrainian and American filmmakers.
Tefft also noted that the festival includes a film about one of the Ukrainian cities. "We show the Lost city film in order to emphasize, maintain and develop our relations with Ukraine. It is dedicated to one of the Ukrainian cities, which was inhabited only by the Jews," the ambassador informed.
He also stressed that this is the only festival in Ukraine that show the American independent films. Tefft added that these films reveal the topical and important issues like corruption and human rights. "Sometimes these films are about interesting stories of ordinary people," the ambassador concluded.