This exploratory documentary is based on the study of Ukraine’s visual ecology. The film analyses how signs and symbols influence the human unconscious, it provides examples of technologies for manipulating the masses. In addition, it explores the history of writing in Europe and introduces the viewer to the Ukrainian school of calligraphy and the restored font called Ruthenia. What makes this film exclusive is the tale of Ukraine’s struggle for its self-identification through state symbols, language, and art.
The film ‘Ruthenia. Restoring the Nation’s Code’ tells the story of emergence, loss, and re-acquisition of Ukrainians’ identity and once again highlights the kinship of Ukrainian culture with other European cultures.