It’s 2014 and 13-year-old Roma joins the revolution by throwing stones and Molotov cocktails in the streets of Kyiv. Beneath the camouflage uniform and sunglasses hides a lonely orphan. Five years later, Roma is a young man with nothing but a lighter and a knife in his pockets. Through phone conversations with filmmaker Olha Zhurba, and seven years of footage of Roma drifting through life, the story of a rootless boy and a scattered family takes shape. Standing on the brink of adulthood, can Roma finally take control of his life?
Olha Zhurba directs and edits documentary and fiction films, commercials, and music videos. She graduated from the I. Karpenko-Karogo National University of Theatre, Film and Television in Kiev in 2010, with a degree from the Department of Cinema Documentary Directing.