#PrisonersVoice

The project uses a new exp erimental format for storing memories of Russia’s repressive policy regarding the Ukrainians during the war in Donbas and following the annexation of Crimea.
The project uses a new experimental format for storing memories of Russia’s repressive policy regarding the Ukrainians during the war in Donbas and following the annexation of Crimea.
The #PrisonersVoice application combines artistic practice with modern augmented reality technology. It is aimed at drawing global attention to Ukrainian political prisoners who were or are still being kept in Russian prisons, and to the Russian Federation’s violations of international human rights law. Users of the free #PrisonersVoice augmented reality application will be able to get a complete feeling of how interrogations were carried out, and what happened in Russian prisons to three former prisoners of the Kremlin: Oleh Sentsov, Oleksandr Kolchenko and Volodymyr Balukh.
The #PrisonersVoice application combines artistic practice with modern augmented reality technology. It is aimed at drawing global attention to Ukrainian political prisoners who were or are still being kept in Russian prisons, and to the Russian Federation’s violations of international human rights law. Users of the free #PrisonersVoice augmented reality application will be able to get a complete feeling of how interrogations were carried out, and what happened in Russian prisons to three former prisoners of the Kremlin: Oleh Sentsov, Oleksandr Kolchenko and Volodymyr Balukh.

The #PrisonersVoice application is the first to offer a possibility to understand the experience of Ukrainian political prisoners by involving imagination and empathy. In a literal sense, it does not let one close their eyes to the painful moments of the stories of political prisoners, and it explores their stories from the inside.


The application with a 10-minute AR technology presentation can be downloaded on a tablet or a mobile phone. The soundtrack is available in Ukrainian, and it has also been translated into English. Soon, the application will be updated, and it will have translations into French, German, and Polish.


We call upon the UN, the Council of Europe, the European Union, the OSCE, as well as the entire global community to take urgent steps to save the Ukrainians illegally imprisoned in Russia, in the annexed Crimea and occupied Donbas.

The #PrisonersVoice project is implemented by the Internews Ukraine with support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation CSO in cooperation with the Center for Civil Liberties and other partners.The opinions of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation may not coincide with the idea of the authors.

The project was created with the support of:
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