Scene from the film zong
Scene from the film zong
Scene from the film zong
Scene from the film zong


  • Ukraine

Zamglai nature reserve is one of the largest bog systems in Ukraine. Its name probably derives from the Old Kurdish word ‘zong’ meaning bog. We look at the bog phenomenon from different perspectives: as a locus of fears in the folklore of agricultural societies; as an exploited landscape in the industrial age; as a complex system of ties between species within the posthumanist paradigm; as a natural carbon sink reducing the greenhouse effect and countering climate change.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Teta Tsybulnyk, Elias Parvulesco, Dmytro Tokar, Mykyta Tokar
  • Editing
    Teta Tsybulnyk, Elias Parvulesco
  • Music
    Anton Prykhodko
  • Sound
    Teta Tsybulnyk, Elias Parvulesco
  • Runtime
    9 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Ukraine
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
    • Molodist KIFF
    • FIDMarseille
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