Run time: 94 mins

This recently Oscar crowned documentary is told from the perspective of the besieged inhabitants of the port city of Mariupol, a key Russian target.


Mstyslav Chernov’s heart-rending film shows the bodies of men, women, children and babies. But perhaps even more horribly, he shows us, in unthinkable closeup, the wrenching anguish of those left behind, sobbing over the shattered bodies of their loved ones. He also shows us how the indignity and inhumanity of war manifests itself in other ways. As for the Russian authorities, they brazenly claim it is all fake news.


A film can’t end a war, and perhaps Chernov isn’t the one who will provide a potent enough answer to the question of, how can film awaken outrage at injustice without further dulling our senses. What we can do, like these journalists, is bear witness to the pain in the hope that it transforms into an urgent, rallying cry, and address our universal capacity to connect with the pain and suffering of others. It’s far from an exploitative pursuit, and more an unsanctioned representation of reality. It makes for vital, unmissable viewing.


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