Discovering the passion for filmmaking
In the 1990s, when Yuriy Shylov was a child, there was a video rental boom in Ukraine. After the collapse of the former Soviet Union, VHS tapes became extremely popular, especially among the young people who were not allowed to watch foreign films or listen to foreign music before, because of the strict Soviet policies. Yuriy remembers: “As a kid I was an introvert. I did not attend a kindergarten. It was dangerous to walk down the street because my neighborhood was full of drug addicts and criminals. So I used to spend most of the time at home with a bunch of VHS tapes watching movies all day long.”
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