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20 Days In Mariupol (18*)

A dark shot of a tree in a war zone. The sky is hazy.

The Audience Award Best Documentary Winner at Sundance is a gritty film about the beginning of the war in Ukraine, made by Pulitzer winner Mstyslav Chernov.

As the Russian invasion begins, a team of Ukrainian journalists trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol struggle to continue their work documenting the war's atrocities.

 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.

Ukrainian filmmaker and journalist Mstyslav Chernov offers a window into the practices of conflict zone reporters and an unflinching, anguishing account of the 20 days he and colleagues Evgeniy Maloletka and Vasilisa Stepanenko spent covering Mariupol.

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Ukraine 2023 dir Mstyslav Chernov

Please note: this film contains disturbing scenes and images of real dead bodies

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