war on education

'War on Education' investigates the current situation of the school system in Ukraine and the ongoing historical educational reform, which started long before Russia's invasion in February 2022.

programme information


1 x 60'

Production Company

EuroClio & In Medias Res





Episode Information

Ukraine has rightfully dominated the news since Russia's invasion in February 2022. Most of the coverage has been about the military operations, the humanitarian crisis, and international affairs. The misuse of history by Putin, including the introduction of a single history schoolbook and the systematic attacks on education, received much less attention. The ongoing educational reform in Ukraine, which already started before the war, and combines history with civic learning, received hardly any attention at all. 'War on Education' investigates the current situation of the school system and the historical reform going on in a time of war. By mixing intense micro-stories of brave teachers throughout the country dealing with their day-to-day while outside the war strikes, and in-depth analysis of the education system by Authorities, academics, and NGOs, the film aims at raise awareness to the general public of a problem that while only touched by major international newspapers, urges mainstream attention.

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