The movie had its world premiere at Tribeca Movie Pageant earlier in June and Nate Pommer, who directed alongside Eric Weinrib, was awarded a particular jury point out. The jury mentioned the movie was being acknowledged “for the enduring use of artwork as a weapon in opposition to cant and authoritarianism.”
The jury added: “We’re grateful to the director for translating Gogol Bordello’s rebellious pleasure and rage at remaining human and vibrant within the face of the whole lot time has thrown in its path.”
The movie is an intimate, career-spanning portrait of Ukrainian-born punk musician Eugene Hütz. It chronicles Hütz’s childhood journey to the U.S., his rise to fame with punk band Gogol Bordello and his return to Ukraine after the Russian invasion.
When Gogol Bordello burst onto the Decrease East Aspect scene in 1998, they captivated audiences and fellow-musicians with their crackling power and outrageous stage theatrics. Carrying elaborate costumes, igniting fires on stage, and sometimes taking part in marathon live shows, the unpredictability of their reside performances garnered a loyal fanbase.
Their embrace of multiculturalism — with members from Ecuador, Ethiopia, Belarus and Russia — created a singular fashion that seamlessly blends the ethnic music of their respective homelands.
Then got here the warfare in Ukraine. Within the movie, Hütz and the band return to Ukraine. This act of solidarity offers a a lot wanted cathartic escape for troopers and residents alike. With household and pals in hurt’s means, Hütz felt compelled to make use of his music as a weapon in opposition to the Russian invasion, utilizing his platform to lift consciousness for the Ukrainian individuals.
Via never-before-seen picture and video archives spanning 20 years — together with live performance performances, behind-the-scenes footage and intimate interviews — “Scream of My Blood” follows the journey of Hütz as he makes use of music as a rallying cry for the cultural identification of Ukraine.
The producer is Beverly Chase. Liev Schreiber and Subrata De function an government producer.