Migration and Mobility Network: Road of a migrant

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The film Road of a migrant follows a unique event for Ukraine and Europe – a yearly, 10-day-long walking Pilgrimage from Sambir (Lviv region, Ukraine) to Zarvanytsja (Ternopil region, Ukraine) dedicated to and organized by Ukrainian labor migrants and their family members.

During the 10 days of walking and dedicated prayers, the participants of the Pilgrimage (many of whom for years are working as laborers in many countries across the EU and visit Ukraine only on short vacations) attempt to spread the word of truth about labor migration experience in every settlement they pass, pray for and try to reconnect with their own estranged through years of migration families, fight the guilt and sense of blame for their migration and left-behind families, and, against the ever-more crumbling trust in Ukrainian state, attempt to organize through mutual support and church activism.

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Olena Fedyuk is a Marie Curie fellow (IF) at the University of Padua. She was previously a research fellow at the Center for Policy Studies and an academic visitor at the Department of Work, Employment and Organisation at Strathclyde University. She holds a PhD from the department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at CEU. Her main academic interests include transnational migration, care-work, labor transformations, female employment policies and migration policies. Her dissertation was an ethnography of Ukrainian female migration to Italy and tackled questions of transnational moral economies, distant motherhood and care regimes. Since 2012 Olena directed 2 documentary films; “Road of a migrant” (2015)  and “Olha’s Italian Diary” (2018). Olena’s most recent research brings together migration and industrial relations perspectives by exploring the growing field of temporary work agency in employing third country nationals in the EU. 


Zoom details 

Topic: ‘Road of a Migrant’ documentary screening and Q&A discussion with the film-maker Olena Fedyuk

Time: Feb 19, 2021 09:00 London 


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