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20 Days in Mariupol

1hr 35mins
Directed by
Mstyslav Chernov
Mstyslav Chernov
Film Language
in Ukrainian and Russian with English Subtitles

Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Mstyslav Chernov, Frontline's Raney Aronson-Rath, and Frontline producer/editor Michelle Mizner, moderated by Susan Goldberg President and CEO GBH. 

An AP team of Ukrainian journalists trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol struggle to continue their work documenting atrocities of the Russian invasion. As the only international reporters who remain in the city, they capture what later become defining images of the war: dying children, mass graves, the bombing of a maternity hospital, and more.

After nearly a decade covering international conflicts—including the Russia-Ukraine war—for The Associated Press, 20 Days in Mariupol is Mstyslav Chernov’s first feature film. It draws on Chernov’s daily news dispatches and personal footage of his own country at war, offering a vivid, harrowing account of civilians caught in the siege, as well as a window into what it’s like to report from a conflict zone and the impact of such journalism around the globe.

Winner of the Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.

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