EMPR has already shared the experience of watching unparalleled documentary the Ukrainians (Добровольці Божої Чоти in Ukrainian release) directed by Leonid Kanter and Ivan Yasniy – the front-line story about Donetsk Airport heroic defence. Now the film to be presented in Poland.
13 June, the documentary will be shown in Gdańsk at 11:00, venue: Europejskie Centrum Solidarności in the framework of Gdańsk DocFilm Festival.
16 June the film will be demonstrated in Krakow at 17:00, venue: Kawiarnia “Cudowne Lata”.
The filmmakers spent two months among the soldiers of the volunteer corps and the local army, who had been defending the Donetsk international airport for 242 days. A realistic account from the front line located in one of the most dangerous war zones of eastern Ukraine follows the volunteers fighting Russian terrorists. They come from different parts of the country, have different education, but are united by solidarity and full commitment to their brothers in arms. Their strength and courage won them the name of the ‘Ukrainian cyborgs’.
While being documentary by its nature, the film leaves an impression of a docudrama, this is a comprehensive story, making audience follow the paths of its main characters – real people, some of which unfortunately no longer walk the Earth.
The Ukrainians is a must see for learning the truth about Russian-Ukrainian war and better understanding of the Ukrainians who stay united in the face of external aggression.
For more details about screening at Gdańsk DocFilm Festival, please visit the official website of the festival.
More information about screening in Krakow can be learnt from the event’s Facebook page.