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20 Days in Mariupol (2023)

Opens on March 15

Director: Mstyslav Chernov Run Time: 95 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2023

Country: Ukraine
Language: Russian, Ukrainian, English with English subtitles

About the film:

Winner of the World Cinema Documentary Audience Award at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival and Best Documentary Feature at the 96th Academy Awards.

A team of Ukrainian AP journalists trapped during the siege of Mariupol document the atrocities of the Russian invasion. As the only international reporters remaining in the city, they capture first-hand the horrors of the war — mass graves, dying children, the bombing of a maternity hospital. A vivid, harrowing account of civilians caught up in a war zone and the impact of their journalistic work around the globe.

“An incredible, and haunting viewing experience… To call “20 Days in Mariupol” one of the most important movies of Sundance is to undersell it.”

—Nick Allen, Roger Ebert

About the filmmaker:

Mstyslav Chernov is a Pulitzer Prize-winning video journalist at The Associated Press and president of the Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers. Since joining AP in 2014, he has covered major conflicts, social issues and environmental crises across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Most recently, Chernov documented Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Together with longtime colleague Evgeniy Maloletka, Chernov recorded the siege of Mariupol, showing the world eyewitness accounts of the Russian attacks on the city. Chernov’s reporting in Mariupol earned the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. He was named 2016 Camera Operator of the Year and 2015 Young Talent of the Year by the UK’s Royal Television Society. 20 Days in Mariupol (2023) is his debut feature.

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