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Film Screening: 20 Days in Mariupol

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Film Screening
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; European Union Center; Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum of World Cultures (600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL)
Apr 1, 2024   5:30 pm  
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“20 Days in Mariupol is a brutal, necessary, heart-pounding reminder of why the siege shocked the world, and what remains at stake whether you’re staying apprised or not. Acrid and harrowing, it’ll slap you awake.” – Los Angeles Times

Join us for a free screening of Mstyslav Chernov's award-winning documentary 20 DAYS IN MARIUPOL on Monday, April 1, 5:30pm at the Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum of World Cultures (600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL). This event is free and open to the public.

20 DAYS IN MARIUPOL tells the story of an AP team of Ukrainian journalists trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol as they struggle to continue their work documenting the 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.

Organized by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center. Co-sponsored by the European Union Center and the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures.
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