Rise in the 1990s | For East and West
16 February, 2020

Ukrainian film engineer Anatoliy Kokush received two “technology Oscars” in 2006 for his unique inventions for filming. Titanic, Avatar, all the Transformers, Mission Impossible, and generally most of the Hollywood blockbusters with action scenes were shot using the Avtorobot (or what the Americans named a “Russian Arm”) and Cascade camera cranes invented by the Filmotechnic company in Kyiv.

Hromadske journalists visited the Filmotechnic factory to meet its founder and to ask how he had managed to build something so successful at a time when everything was falling apart and changing every day. Watch the new video of the joint hromadske and LSE research project "For East and West" about the Ukrainians’ attitude to history.