20 Days in Mariupol

  • 20 Days in Mariupol by Mstyslav Chernod
Director Mstyslav Chernov, producer Raney Aronson-Rath & editor / producer Michelle Mizner IN PERSON!
Q&A Moderated by Amanda Pike, The Center for Investigative Reporting! Saturday, July 22 screening!

“Shows the shocking beginnings of Russia-Ukraine war”. –G. Allen Johnson, SF Chronicle

“A war reporter must cover the ‘soft targets’ at home” – Dennis Harvey, 48 Hills

“Come And See: Difficult to watch but we need to look”.- Kelly Vance, East Bay Express

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. The film draws on Chernov’s daily news dispatches and personal footage of his own country at war. It offers 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.

“CRITIC’S PICK. A relentless and truly important documentary, (that) engulfs us in the initial ferocity of Russia’s siege of a city whose name has become a byword for this war’s inhumanity: My Lai, Srebrenica, Aleppo, Mariupol.” – NY Times.

Sundance Film Festival 2023 – Winner Audience Award World Cinema Documentary

“Pulsating… enthralling… An Unflinching Look at the True Price of Russia’s War on Ukraine”
– Adam Solomons, indieWIRE

1h 34m
Mstyslav Chernov
Ukranian with English subtitles
First Showing
July 21, 2023
  • Assisted Listening