20 Days in Mariupol
Mstyslav Chernov — Ukraine — 2023 — 94'
On the eve of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a team of Ukrainian journalists enter the strategic eastern port city of Mariupol. During the subsequent siege and assault, as bombs fall, inhabitants flee, and access to electricity, food, water, and medicine are severed, the team — the only international journalists left — struggles to cover the war atrocities and to transmit their footage out. Eventually surrounded by Russian soldiers, they shelter in a hospital, unsure of how they’ll escape.
|Producers||Mstyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner, Raney Aronson-Rath, Derl McCrudden|
|Director of photography||Mstyslav Chernov|
|Festivals||Sundance 2023, CPX:Dox 2023|
|Language||English Russian Ukrainian|
|Category||The Future of Freedom|