For this episode of The Green Flame, we speak with Sergio Alexander Kochergin, a filmmaker, organizer, former U.S. Marine, and native of Ukraine. He did two deployments to Iraq in 2003, 2004, and 2005, and testified before members of Congress in 2008 as part of the new Winter Soldier hearings organized by Iraq Veterans Against the War. Sergio lives in Michigan City, Indiana where he is the co-founder of Politics Art Roots Culture, or the PARC center, which is an event and community space.
We speak about Sergio’s childhood in Crimea, his experiences emigrating to the U.S. and joining the military, his time in Iraq and how he came to oppose the war, and the political situation in Ukraine over the past decade. Sergio draws fascinating parallels between the civil war in Ukraine and what is happening in the U.S. today.
PARC Media (Produced by Sergio): https://www.patreon.com/PARCMEDIA
Music for this episode: “Fragments” by AERØHEAD https://soundcloud.com/aerohead Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0
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