Ukrainian film “20 days in Mariupol” received a prize at a film festival in the United States

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 Ukrainian film "20 Days in Mariupol" won a prize at a film festival in the USA

Documentary “20 days in Mariupol” won the Audience Award at the American independent film festival Sundance Film Festival. Ukrainian director and military man Mstislav Chernov, photographer Yevhen Maloletka and producer Vasilisa Stepanenko worked on the film.

Tape "20 days in Mariupol" competed against 11 other documentaries from around the world in the main competition program of the Sundance Film Festival – World Cinema Documentary Competition. Another Ukrainian film – "Iron Butterflies" Roman Any.
The feed tells how Mariupol survived the first weeks of the invasion – shelling, the death of civilians, the bombing of a maternity hospital. Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2023 at the Egyptian Theater in DeKalby, Illinois.

“For our team, this is not an achievement, this is an honor. It is a privilege to present Ukrainian documentaries and use this platform to draw attention to the hardships, resilience and courage of the Ukrainian people, especially the people of Mariupol”,– the director wrote on his social media.

“Hopefully this film will not only attract attention and support from the international community, but also serve as a permanent record of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and potential war crimes that occurred in Mariupol.” ;, – he added.

The feed was created in collaboration with the Associated Press and the Frontline team – longest documentary program in US history.

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