War

The War of Chimeras (2017)

Original Title: Війна химер Director: Mariia Starozhytska, Anastasiia Starozhytska. Producer: Sergiy Pudich. Cinematographer: Kyrylo Lazarevych. Genre: Feature length Documentary. Country: Ukraine. Language: Ukrainian, English, Ukrainian, Russian Subtitles. Length: 72 min

This strikingly graphic and honest documentary is about the human toll of the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine that started in 2014 with the annexation of Crimea and was Immediately followed by the Russian occupation of parts of southeastern Ukraine. Director Anastasiia Starozhitska and her boyfriend, Ukrainian soldier Valery Lavrenov, are filming what’s happening to them and sharing their feelings with each other. They are together out of frame, and then in the frame. He volunteered for the front; she went to the place just after the battle. He got into Ilovaysk cauldron, lost his closest brother-soldiers. She, while travelling

Online

Feature-length documentary

War

Train Kyiv-War (2020)

Original Title: Поїзд "Київ-Війна" Director: Korney Gritsyuk. Producer: Sergiy Pudich. Cinematographer: Kyrylo Lazarevych. Genre: Feature length Documentary. Country: Ukraine. Language: Ukrainian, English, Ukrainian, Russian Subtitles. Length: 72 min

The Train: Kyiv – War” is a full-length documentaryfilm directed by Korniy Gricyuk. The dramaticstory of the Kyiv-Kostyantynivka train, with its passengers` unique fates, pain, mem- ories,secrets, hopes, is a history of today Ukraine.Only 12 hours away from peaceful Kyiv is Kostyantynivka, a small industrial city in the east- ernpart of the country, immediately after which the front begins. This entire timepeople with different characters, social status, political views and beliefs are traveling on the trainside by side. They talk, debate, even quarrel, but speak to each other and go in commondirection. And what`s important, they all want to get

Documentary, Online

Ukraine

Feature-length documentary

War

No Obvious Signs (2018)

Original Titel: Явних проявів немає. Director: Alina Gorlova. Writer: Alina Gorlova. Producer: Maksym Nakonechnyi. Genre: Feature-length documentary. Country: Ukraine. Language: Ukrainian / Russian, English subtitles. Length: 90 min

What is left backstage from the heroic videos of our warriors in Ukraine? What do they have to face, one on one, in peacetime, and where does the war stop? This is the story of a woman who returns from war. Talking to psychologists, battling her PTSD and panic attacks, she tries hard to get back to normal life. The documentary shows her path from the beginning of her rehabilitation until she goes back to work.

Documentary, Online

Ukraine

Feature-length documentary

Psychological, Society, War

The Rain Project (2016)

Original title: Proekt doschu. Director: Oleg Chorny. Writer: Oleg Chorny. Producer: Svitlana Zinovyeva. Starring: Gamlet Zinkivsky. Genre: Short documentary. Country: Ukraine. Language: Russian and Ukrainian, English subtitles. Length: 24 min

2016. Mariupol, Donetsk region. Ukraine. 20 km from the engagement line between government troops and combined Russian-separatist forces. Gamlet Zinkivsky, a painter, comes to the city to make a series of street artworks in the urban space.

Documentary, Online

Ukraine

Short

Art, War

The Distant Barking of Dogs (2017)

Original title: Olegs krig. Director: Simon Lereng Wilmont. Writer: Simon Lereng Wilmont. Producer: Monica Hellström. Starring: Oleg Afanasyev. Genre: Feature-length documentary. Country: Denmark. Language: Ukrainian/Russian, English subtitles. Length: 90 min

Ten-year-old Oleg lives in the eastern part of Ukraine — a war zone that often echoes with anti-aircraft fire and missile strikes. Sometimes these sounds are in the distance, while other times they’re frighteningly close. While many have already left this dangerous area, Oleg remains with his grandmother, who has taken care of him since the death of his mother. They have nowhere else to go. While waiting for the war to end, Oleg enjoys hanging out with his younger cousin Yarikand the older boy Kostia. Together they go on adventures, talk about what makes a real man, and test

Available for a short time, Documentary

Denmark

Feature-length documentary

Coming-of-Age, War