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Art festival shows off talents of people with special needs

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Sept. 26, 2012, 5:54 p.m. |
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A general view of the hospital’s yard with a plastic installation above the entrance.
© Kostyantyn Chernichkin

People with special needs got to show off their artistic side during the second Pavlov Festival that took place in Kyiv on Sept. 15-23. Kyivans got a chance to see paintings, installations and performances by peole who suffer from mental illnesses. The event is a joint effort by the city government and the nongovernmental organizations to integrate such people into society to a greater degree. People with limitations often face stigma in Ukraine, partly due to lack of knowledge about mental diseases and their sufferers. You can find more information about the festival on its website: www.pavlov-fest.kiev.ua (in Ukrainian only).

 

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