2006. Ukraine. 28’
Masha's father and Katya's grandfather are on paternity leave. They are among the very few (46 to be exact), men from Kiev who dared to use their right to take parental leave. Challenging their traditional role as breadwinners, overcoming social stigma, and encouraging their wives to fulfill themselves outside of the home, Masha's father and Katya's grandfather do not think of themselves as heroes or dependents. Instead, they are pleased that - with their own courage and support from family members and friends - personal choice can prevail for them and their wives over traditional gender roles.