Documentary

Mister Pilipenko and his Submarine (2006)

Documentary   With great support byJustWatch original title: Herr Pilipenko und sein U-Boot Director: Jan-Hinrik Drevs, René Harder Genre: Documentary Country: Germany Language: Ukrainian Length: 90 Minutes Mister Pilipenko and his Submarine – Synopsis Vladimir Pilipenko loves to be in his workshop. This is where he has spent days and nights for the last three decades, building a submarine out of scrap parts. In the middle of the Ukrainian steppe. The amazing thing is: The bright green vehicle works! At least in the local village pond. But Vladimir Pilipenko wants to prove that he can really dive with his submarine

idfa.nl

Documentary, Trailer

Germany

Barzakh (2011)

Documentary   With great support byJustWatch Director: Mantas Kvedaravicius Genre: war Country: Lithuania, Finland Language: Chechen, Russian Length: 59 Minutes Barzakh – Synopsis In a Chechen city recovering after the war, a man disappears. As daily life goes on, those in search are drawn into a world where encounters with diviners and legal advisors, with the torturers and the tortured, with secret prisons and mythical lakes all become commonplace. Consolation and help only come from neighbours and relatives or accidentally met strangers people who themselves live with the loss or who are ones that have returned from where no one

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Documentary, Trailer

Finland, Lithuania

Mariupolis (2016)

Documentary   With great support byJustWatch Director: Mantas Kvedaravicius Genre: war Country: Ukraine, Lithuania, Germany, France Language: Russian Length: 90 Minutes Mariupolis – Synopsis A man repairs his fishing net and goes out to the bridge. Two trams run into each other – nobody is hurt and cables are fixed the same day. A small concert is given for factory workers and the sincere performance of a violinist makes them cry. Bombs fall into the sea, no one notices. Everyday life is defined by bomb threats in Mariupol, a city in the Ukraine, situated to the east of the Crimea

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Documentary, Trailer

France, Germany, Lithuania, Ukraine

Mariupol

Docuseries

WE – (PROJECT IN NEED OF SUPPORT)

An eleven part Docuseries directed by Yaroslav Korotkov and produced by Lera Koptseva DOCUSERIES IN DEVELOPMENT: CLICK HERE TO HELP THE PROJECT Director: Yaroslav Korotkov Format: 11 episodes (30 minutes each) Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian “WE” – Synopsis, as told by director Yaroslav Korotkov and producer Lera Koptseva “For many years we have been trying to understand our national identity. What does it mean to be a Ukrainian? With a strong historical foundation, we believe that you could boldly answer who you really are. Ukraine is only 30 years old. However, the end of the 19th century, the beginning of

"WE" - Discover more about the Docuseries

Documentary, project needing support, Trailer

Ukraine

Novorossiya (2022)

Documentary   With great support byJustWatch Director: Enrico Parenti, Luca Gennari Genre: war Country: Ukraine Language: Russian, Ukrainian Length: 64 Minutes Novorossiya – Synopsis Brand new film from the Ukrainian eastern fronts of Donetsk and Luhansk where the Russian army and pro-Russian separatists had been waging a war against Ukraine even before Putin’s full-scale invasion in 2022. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine did not start last month, but in 2014 with the annexation of Crimea and the following warfare in the two Eastern Ukrainian regions Donetsk and Luhansk where pro-Russian separatists proclaimed their territory a brand new state: Novorossiya, or New

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Denmark, Ukraine

Chodorkowskis neue Freiheit (2016)

Documentary Director: Cyril TuschiGenre: DocumentaryCountry: GermanyLanguage: German, RussianLength: 90 Minutes Chodorkowskis neue Freiheit (2016) – Synopsis “Chodorkowskis neue Freiheit” is the sequel to Tuschi’s 2011 documentary “Der Fall Chodorkowski”, when Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky was still in prison in Siberia. The sequel follows the former oil oligarch’s first steps to freedom after his nemesis, Russian President Putin, suddenly pardoned him in December 2013. Tuschi questions Khodorkovsky as a kind of key witness for Russia and challenges him to be ruthlessly honest. Who is Khodorkovsky really? Is he planning his return to Russia? Does he want to take revenge on Putin

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Documentary, Trailer

Germany

The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov (2017)

Documentary   With great support byJustWatch Director: Askold KurovGenre: DocumentaryCountry: Czech Republic, Estonia and PolandLanguage: Russian, Ukrainian and EnglishLength: 75 Minutes Also known as: Protses: filʹm pro spravu Sentsova (original title), Процесс: Российское государство против Олега Сенцова (Russian title), Der Prozess: Der russische Staat gegen Oleg Senzov (German title) Availability:vimeo.comARD Mediathek until 12/16/2022 in German see also Oleg Sentsov’s statement on arte The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov (2017) – Synopsis Oleg Sentsov is a Ukrainian filmmaker, Euromaidan activist and native of Crimea. After the Russian annexation of Crimea, he became an active opponent of the occupation.

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Documentary, Trailer, Video-on-Demand

Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland

The Other Chelsea – A story from Donetsk (2010)

Documentary Original Title: The Other Chelsea – A story from Donetsk Director: Jakob Preuss Genre: Drama Country: Ukraine, Germany Language: Russian, English + Ukrainian subtitles Length: 89 Minutes Also known as: Другой Челси: История из Донецка, Інший Челсі: Історія з Донецька The Other Chelsea – Synopsis Donetsk is the coal-mining area of Ukraine. Here most people work for low wages in the run down mines, while others make a lot of money. No matter which side of the social divide you are on, coming from Donetsk you will almost certainly be an opponent of the Orange Revolution and a fan

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Germany, Ukraine

Berlin

No Obvious Signs (2018)

No Obvious Signs (2018)

Documentary   With great support byJustWatch Director: Alina Gorlova Country: Ukraine Language: Russian Length: 63 Minutes Also known as: Явних проявів немає (Original Ukrainian title) No Obvious Signs – Synopsis “No obvious signs” is the phrase, which Ukrainian soldiers hear in hospitals, where they come with physiological traumas and in need of help. But until their bodies have no injuries, not only doctors, but even society doesn’t notice their problems. This is the story of the woman soldier, Oksana Yakubova, who returns from war. Talking to psychologists, battling her PTSD and panic attacks, she tries hard to get back to

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Documentary

Ukraine

New Jerusalem (2020)

Documentary   With great support byJustWatch Director: Yarema Malashchuk, Roman Himey Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian Length: 76 Minutes Also known as: Зарваниця (Original title: Ukraine) Synopsis: Every year, thousands of Ukrainian Christians undertake a pilgrimage to Zarvanytsia, a sacred place. Between prayers they share news, brag about their wealth, take pictures of chapels, give interviews, witness miracles. (Source: Docudays UA) Further Information: New Jerusalem at IMDB New Jerusalem at DOCU DAYS UA New Jerusalem – Official Facebook Page

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Ukraine

This Rain Will Never Stop (2020)

Documentary   With great support byJustWatch Director: Alina Gorlova Country: Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, Qatar Language: German, Arabic, Kurdish, Ukrainian, Russian Length: 104 Minutes Also known as: Цей дощ ніколи не скінчиться (Ukraine); Ten deszcz nigdy nie ustanie (Poland) Synopsis: This Rain Will Never Stop takes the audience on a powerful, visually arresting journey through humanity’s endless cycle of war and peace. The film follows 20-year-old Andriy Suleyman as he tries to secure a sustainable future while navigating the human toll of armed conflict. From the Syrian civil war to strife in Ukraine, Andriy’s existence is framed by the seemingly eternal

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Documentary

Germany, Latvia, Qatar, Ukraine

Trenches (2021)

Documentary   With great support byJustWatch Director: Loup Bureau Country: France Language: Ukrainian Length: 85 Minutes Also known as: Tranchées (Original title – France) Synopsis: In Donbas Ukraine, while precarious truces and ceasefires are negotiated far away by diplomats, Ukrainian soldiers fight against separatists supported by Russia. At an age when some are experiencing the best years of their lives, in the frontline men and women are fighting, condemned to dig and dig up again the trenches, while bombs keep on falling on them. French war journalist and first-time director Loup Bureau takes us on an immersive and stunning cinematic

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France, Ukraine

Michael and Daniel (2018)

Documentary   With great support byJustWatch other title: Михайло та Даниїл Director: Andrei Zagdansky Country: Ukraine, USA Language: Ukrainian Length: 63 Minutes Andrei Zagdansky’s powerful documentary portrait entitled Michail and Daniel about an artist working on a series of portraits entitled “Franz Kafka’s Diary” and his deaf and mute son who also suffers from cerebral palsy. Returning to the subject of a short film shot two and a half decades earlier Zagdansky provides us with a meditative and observational masterpiece on the heroism of this striking family. (Source: zagdansky.com) Availability: https://www.zagdansky.com/michail-and-daniel Further Information: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5027320/

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Documentary, Trailer, Video-on-Demand

International, Ukraine, USA

Klitschko (2011)

Documentary   With great support byJustWatch Director: Sebastian Dehnhardt Country: Germany Language: German, English, Russian Length: 110 Minutes Synopsis: KLITSCHKO tells the captivating story of the boxing worlds most famous brothers: Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko. From the socialist drill of their childhood in the Ukraine, and their first successes as amateurs, to their move to Germany and subsequent rise as international stars on the verge of holding the championship titles of all five boxing federations (Wladimir secured this with his unanimous World Boxing Association win against David Haye on July 2nd, 2011). Along the way they experience defeats and setbacks,

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Germany, International

Everything Will Not Be Fine (2020)

Documentary   With great support byJustWatch Directors: Helena Maksyom, Adrian Pirvu Country: Romania, Ukraine Language: English, Romanian, Ukrainian Length: 82 Minutes Also known as: Totul nu va fi bine (Original title – Romania) Synopsis: Adrian was born in the year of the Chernobyl accident and his mother always believed that his glaucoma and partial blindness were caused by her visit to Ukraine while she was six months pregnant. Adrian is almost thirty – lonely and without a purpose. After his mother reveals the story of his birth, he decides to go to Ukraine to make a film about people affected

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Documentary

Romania, Ukraine

Leonids Story (2011)

Documentary, Animation, Short Film   With great support byJustWatch Director: Tetyana Chernyavska, Rainer Ludwigs Original Title: Leonids Geschichte Country: Germany, Ukraine Language: Ukrainian, Russian, German Length: 20 Minutes Synopsis: A Soviet family searching for a modest paradise is swept into an immense disaster. This magically animated film combines drawing, photography and documentary video to capture the surreal emotions of the too-real tragedy: Chernobyl 1986. Leonid grew up in the village next to the reactor. The catastrophe broke his life, ruined his health, and threatened his unborn child. Yet his work takes him right into the contaminated zone. This animated film

Animation, Documentary, Short Film

International

The Distant Barking of Dogs (2017)

Documentary   With great support byJustWatch Director: Simon Lereng Wilmont Country: Ukraine, Denmark Language: Ukrainian, Russian Length: 91 Minutes Also known as: Olegs krig (Original Danish title); Oleg, eine Kindheit im Krieg (Germany) Synopsis: THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS unveils the consequences of war bearing down on the children in Eastern Ukraine, and by natural extension, the scars and self- taught life lessons this generation will carry with them into the future. (Source: Production Company – Final Cut For Real) Available on different platforms. In Germany the film is available for free on Arte (OmdtU) Further Information: The Distant Barking

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Documentary, Video-on-Demand

Denmark, Ukraine

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom (2015)

Documentary   With great support byJustWatch Director: Evgeny Afineevsky Country: Ukraine Language: USA, UK, Ukraine Length: 102 Minutes Synopsis: Over 93 days in Ukraine, what started as peaceful student demonstrations became a violent revolution and full-fledged civil rights movement (Source: Netflix) Available globally on Netflix. Also available for free on the official Netflix Youtube platform By clicking on the trailer, personal data may be transmitted to third party platforms. Further Information: Winter on Fire on Wikipedia Winter on Fire on Wikipedia (Ukraine) Winter on Fire on Wikipedia (Russia)

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Documentary, Video-on-Demand

International

Crimea. As it Was (2016)

Documentary   With great support byJustWatch Director: Kostiantyn Kliatskin Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian, Russian, English Length: 126 Minutes Synopsis: The film is a story about the officers, soldiers and seamen who did not betray their oath of loyalty to the people of Ukraine and their first hand accounts about Russia’s invasion and annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. They continue to fulfill their military obligations on land, on sea and in the air today. (Source: Production Company) Full Documentary available for free on Youtube (courtesy of production company #Babylon 13) By clicking on the trailer, personal data may be transmitted to

Documentary, Trailer

International, Ukraine

Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine (2017)

Documentary   With great support byJustWatch Director: Mark Jonathan Harris & Oles Sanin Country: Ukraine, USA Language: Ukrainian, Russian, English Length: 98 Minutes Synopsis: BREAKING POINT: The War for Democracy in Ukraine looks at people transformed by a democratic revolution, who give up their normal lives to fight a Russian invasion, in a war which has killed 10,000 and displaced 1.9 million Ukrainians. (Source: Apple TV+) Available on demand – Vimeo (via US Distributor) By clicking on the trailer, personal data may be transmitted to third party platforms. Further Information: Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine at IMDB

Documentary

International