Almost Holy

BBFC Classification: 15 - Suitable only for 15 years and over
Year: 2015
Director: Steve Hoover
Performers: Gennadiy Mokhnenko
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 96 mins
BBFC Advice: Contains strong language, drug references, references to sexual violence

Patricia CrawfordFilm

The fall of The Soviet Union left Ukraine in a wake of social and political upheaval. The crippled economy and corrupt infrastructure produced little hope. However, a pastor and civic leader from Mariupol, Ukraine named Gennadiy Mokhnenko, made a name for himself by forcibly abducting homeless drug-addicted kids from streets of his city. He founded Pilgrim Republic, a children’s rehabilitation centre and home for former street kids.
With Gennadiy’s help over the years, things seem to have changed. Mariupol is no longer crawling with homeless kids. Now, as the large majority of Ukraine leans towards a European Union inclusion, hopes of continued revitalisation seem possible. English & Ukrainian (with ST)