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Meet the maker:
Sigita Vegyte and Ieva Balsiūnaite

The talk is moderated by Karolis Vyšniauskas.

Listen radio documentary "They are no longer an invisible battalion"

Ieva Balsiūnaitė

Journalist and documentary filmmaker based in Vilnius. Her previous projects include the documentary "Rolling Snowball to the South", which explores the relationship of Litvaks in the PAR with Lithuania. Other notable projects include a radio documentary (2022) about women in the Ukrainian army and a documentary about everyday life in the dark and cold as Russia attacks the country's energy infrastructure. In 2022, Ieva's radio documentary about Belarusian activists living in Lithuania won the main prize at the prestigious Czech radio festival "Prix Bohemia Radio". Ieva is currently working as a foreign news editor, journalist and special radio programmes presenter at Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT), where she continues to work in a multi-platform approach to human rights and socio-political issues. Ieva is also currently developing a full-length documentary film, "The Poor Cry Too" (with "Just a moment").

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Sigita Vegytė

LRT journalist and radio documentary producer. Her work focuses on socio-political issues, international relations, security and defence, highlighting human stories - she is interested in what people experience in liminal situations such as war. Her most recent works feature Russia's war against Ukraine and the migration crisis at the Belarusian/Lithuanian border. Sigita’s documentaries have been presented in many international festivals: Prix Europa, EBU International Feature Conference, Internazionale a Ferrara.

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