Ukraine / United States 2023, 94 min, English, Russian and Ukrainian, Hebrew & English subtitles

When Russia invaded Ukraine, Mstyslav Chernov found himself covering the war both as a foreign correspondent and as someone whose homeland was being conquered and shelled. Chernov’s team became trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol as Russian tanks roamed the streets and Russian planes dropped bombs on civilians. After a decade of covering war zones around the world, Chernov captures the horrors unfolding in people’s homes, the fleeing families, the wounded children being rushed to hospitals, and the mass graves. Driven by his personal involvement and an intense sense of urgency, he is determined to show the world what is happening to his country, despite the immense technical difficulties. This is both a personal film that takes viewers to the heart of the war zone and a historical documentary showcasing exceptional journalistic work.

Previous Festivals: Sundance, Hot Docs, CPH:DOX

Mstyslav Chernov is a Ukrainian war correspondent, filmmaker, photographer, and novelist known for his coverage of the Ukrainian revolution, the Russian invasion in Ukraine, the war in Iraq, Syria, and Nagorno-Karabakh, and Afghanistan under Taliban rule. Chernov's documentary 20 Days in Mariupol premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2023.

Production Company: FRONTLINE, The Associated Press
Editing: Michelle Mizner
Cinematography: Mstyslav Chernov
Music: Jordan Dykstra

Source: PBS Distirbution

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