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Being a JAMAICAN in UKRAINE. DOCUMENTARY by Jamaica with irie.
Escaping Ukraine as a foreign student - what really happened at Ukrainian borders and what was the life like in Ukraine for Jamaicans before the full-scale russian invasion happened.
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The story is told by 12 Jamaicans who studied in Ukraine. They are sharing their first hand experience of the good and the bad, why they chose Ukraine to study and what it's like to be a Jamaican in Ukraine. Their peaceful stay in Ukraine was interrupted by russia, when it launched a full scale war on Ukraine and began shelling Ukrainian cities. This put millions of people in Ukraine in immediate danger. Among them - over 76000 foreign students, including the Jamaicans. Majority were trapped in Kharkiv, the city which happened to be under the heaviest attack by the Russian invaders.
This film shows what REALLY happened during the evacuation of foreign students from Ukraine and what they had to go through on trains, buses, 30 km walk and at the border itself. We're also addressing the part of the story that went viral in mainstream media about the discrimination of African students in Ukraine.
The full story is told by 12 Jamaicans who were actually there.
03:08 PART 1 - LIVING IN UKRAINE
03:14 Why Ukraine?
08:22 Being a Jamaican in Ukraine?
16:31 Ukrainian people and language
26:23 Like about Ukraine
34:01 Dislike about Ukraine
38:53 Memorable experience in Ukraine
46:01 PART 2 - THE RUSSIAN INVASION
46:02 The Russian Invasion begins
51:00 Why didn't leave earlier?
53:57 The night before the invasion
01:02:20 24 February 2022 - DAY 1
01:05:10 In the bomb shelter
01:07:44 Private bus Kharkiv to Lviv
01:10:33 25 February 2022 - DAY 2
01:11:59 PART 3 - TRAIN, BUS AND WALK
01:15:09 Train station in Kharkiv
01:21:21 Train from Kyiv
01:23:49 Train from Kharkiv
01:32:11 26 February 2022 - DAY 3
01:34:42 Why didn't get off the train in Lviv?
01:38:13 Bus from Lviv to the border
01:39:59 Jamaican Government and Friends of Jamaica
01:45:29 27 February 2022 - DAY 4
01:47:29 Take you off the bus (should walk)
01:53:14 How did you survive the walk?
02:03:03 Border with Poland
02:11:12 Border with Hungary
02:14:10 PART 4 - ABOUT DISCRIMINATION
02:14:43 Discrimination/racism in Ukraine?
02:34:52 Discrimination/racism in Poland?
02:38:19 PART 5 - SAFETY AND UNCERTAINTY
02:41:13 Crossing the border to Poland
02:48:06 The consequences and further education
02:57:38 Message to Ukrainians from Jamaicans