UKRAINIAN FILM COLLECTION with support going to Americare's Ukrainian Crisis Fund

Film Movement presents a collection of new, critically-acclaimed Ukrainian films, all of which depict the experience of Ukrainians in the Donbas - the contested Eastern region occupied by Russian-backed separatist militants that served as a pretext to the current crisis. For all screenings, we are donating 10% of gross ticket sales to the Ukraine Crisis Fund administered by Americares. Americares is a BBB-accredited charity with a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. They have more than 40 years of experience responding to emergencies, including conflicts that lead to large-scale displacements. Americares is currently providing rush emergency support for Ukraine, delivering medicine, medical supplies and emergency funding to support families and people affected by the Ukraine crisis. Film Movement is proud to offer our support for their work, and we hope you will join us in this initiative by celebrating the best of recent Ukrainian cinema shedding light on this terrible conflict through art.

“Mesmerizing.” —Shadows on the Wall

In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs. DONBASS, ultimately, is not a tale of one region, one country or one political system. It is about a world lost in post-truth and fake identities.

“True and beautiful.” —Vulture

Krasnohorivka: a town on the front lines of war-torn Eastern Ukraine. While the outside world is filled with bombings and chaos, single mother Anna and her four children keep their home as a safe haven. Each has a passion for cinema, so it feels natural for them to shoot a film inspired by their own life during a time of war.

“Tension-filled.” —Variety

Four short stories set along the treacherous roads of Donbas during the war. There are no safe spaces and no one can make sense of just what is going on. Even as they are trapped in the chaos, some manage to wield authority over others. Originally presented on stage and adapted by writer/director Natalya Vorozhbit.

“A remarkable work.” —Screen Daily

Ukrainian surgeon Serhiy enlists to fight Russian military forces in the Donbas region, where he is captured by enemy soldiers. Now a prisoner of war, Serhiy is forced to witness horrifying scenes of humiliation and violence, while his medical background co-opted to dispense mercy killings to tortured victims.