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May 11, 2023

Gayane Arushanian "Chaos & Harmony"

Gayane Arushanian is a multidisciplinary artist from Kyiv. She is the founder of the School of Experimental Art in Kyiv and the G-ART STUDIO in Zaporizhzhia. Gayané is not only an outstanding artist, but she also has a Master...

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April 6, 2023

Anastasiia Sanzharovska "Day By Day"

Anastasiia Sanzharovska is a producer, director, and video editor from Ukraine. She originally studied system analysis and maths but turned to her real passion film soon after finishing her studies. She has been working as a ...

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March 30, 2023

Andriy Dubchak "Dignity"

Today with us in the Yellow Van is Andriy Dubchak, a correspondent and photographer for Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty as well as the founder of the interactive media platform Donbas Frontliner. He specializes in telling...

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March 16, 2023

Dafna Rachok & Ivan Shmatko "The Stoic Use of Expletives"

With us in the Yellow Van this week are Dafna Rachok and Ivan Shmatko. Dafna Rachok is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington. Her research seeks to understand how vulnerable group...

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Aug. 25, 2022

Nick Torzhevskyi "Ukraine Rebirth"

Nick Torzhevsky is a film director and producer from Kyiv with over 10 years of experience directing and producing broadcast TV series, commercials, and feature films. Nick's latest project, Ukraine Rebirth, is putting a focu...

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Aug. 4, 2022

Alex Kraev "Punked"

Alex Kraev is a musical multi-talent who gave his soul to punk rock. He plays the drums, bass, and guitar in multiple bands and is an absolute musical powerhouse. His influences are many, but his goal is one and the …

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July 28, 2022

Oleksiy Martsenyuk "The Shifting Of Desires"

Oleksiy Martsenyuk is the Executive Director of the Center for Defence Strategies in Kiyv, an organisation that helps to monitor defence reforms and develop key government policies that will affect the country's security and ...

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July 21, 2022

Anna Pykhtina "Home's Strong Calling"

Anna Pykhtina is a communication and PR expert from Kyiv, Ukraine, focusing on Ukrainian NGO work and civic education, currently living in Warsaw, Poland. After the outbreak of the war, Anna and her boyfriend fled Ukraine to ...

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July 14, 2022

Oleksii Isakov "Breaking The Stereotypes"

Oleksii Isakov holds a Master in Intercultural Communication Studies and a Bachelor in Linguistics and Translation Studies. His main focus is literature and film. He was born in Odesa and has been living in Germany for the la...

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July 7, 2022

Mariia Ponomarova "Perception Of Strength"

In our first episode of the new season, our guest is film director, screenwriter, and creative producer Mariia Ponomarova (1991, Kyiv). Mariia studied film directing and screenwriting at Karpenko-Karyi Kyiv National Universit...

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June 30, 2022

Yellow Van Stories, Season 02, Trailer

Fonsi, the Yellow Van, is ready to depart for another season. Find out what the season is all about in this trailer. Music: Jim Kroft "Love In The Face Of Fear" Yellow Van Stories is a Mind The Bump Production …

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May 14, 2021

Print For Crisis "Looking Back and Ahead"

Today we come to you with the, for now, last episode about Myanmar. The initiative Print For Crisis, which has been on the road with us for the last four weeks, has come to an end and we thought it …

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April 29, 2021

Teza Soe "A Female Revolution"

Teza Soe is a Burmese visual storyteller with a doctorate in photography, who received her PhD with a project focusing on the role of women in Myanmar society. After reading the preface to her thesis, I felt that it would …

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April 22, 2021

Minn Tent Bo "How Democracies Die"

Minn Tent Bo is a Burmese human rights consultant, author, and independent election observer who provides political, conflict and legal analysis, programme support and strategic advice to local civil society organisations, in...

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April 15, 2021

Chiara Luxardo "Print For Crisis"

Chiara is an Italian visual storyteller based in the UK in London. In her work she explores identities, relationships and gender issues. She is an active member of Women Photograph , a non-profit launched in 2017 to elevate t...

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April 1, 2021

Claudia Hector "Woman in Cinema"

Claudia is a camera assistant from Munich in Germany. And, above all, my "baby" sister. For close to ten years now, she has been honing her craft in film and cinema, steadily rising up in the camera ranks. Her passion …

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March 25, 2021

Erik Lorenz "A Micro-Adventure"

Erik is an author, publisher, moderator and podcast host from Berlin, Germany. He has published an impressive amount of work, ranging from travel guides, travel books, short story anthologies to magazine articles and more. He...

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March 18, 2021

George Donios "A Mini's Diary"

George is an author, a radio DJ and presenter, a musician, photographer and filmmaker. But above all he is a traveller, exploring the shared essence that makes us all human. His thirst for the world and its people is hard …

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March 11, 2021

Xiao Peng "One Life"

Xiao has a Bachelor of science from the California Institute of Technology and is an alumnus of the Weill Graduate School of Medical sciences of Cornell University. At the moment, she is finishing up her 4th clinical year at ...

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Feb. 25, 2021

STEPS "The Value Of A Kind Word"

Shelter and housing is taken for granted for most of us. And when we speak of lockdown we generally think of it as an isolation within our own very comfortable four walls. But what about our fellow humans who are …

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Feb. 18, 2021

Oska Melina Borcherding "A Vampire's Diary"

Oska Melina Borcherding is a director, actor, dancer and musician from the beautiful city of Berlin. I got to know Oska during the Ierapetra Film Festival on Crete in Greece, where he was running with his short film “Giagia” ...

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Feb. 11, 2021

Erik Penny "The Shape Of Cowboy Boots"

Erik Penny is a US songwriter, musician and painter who has been living in Berlin for more than 12 years. Erik grew up in El Paso, Texas, where he started his musical career as a bassist at the age of …

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Feb. 4, 2021

Thomas Hinterberger "Saison OFF"

Thomas Hinterberger is a solo ballet dancer at the Opera National Du Rhin (ONDR) in Mulhouse, France. He got his diploma in ballet dancing from the Academy For Dance and Music in Munich, Germany, in 2001 and he holds a …

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Jan. 28, 2021

Jim Kroft "A Conversation About America"

Today we are going on the road with an old acquaintance and Yellow Van veteran: musician and filmmaker Jim Kroft, one of my greatest friends and record-holder in consecutive days spent in Fonsi with me. His documentary film “...

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