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20 Days in Mariupol: Movie Screening of Oscar-Winning Documentary


Presented by Canadore College in support of The Vest Project, join us for an evening at the Capitol Centre for a screening of the Oscar-winning documentary "20 Days in Mariupol." Directed by renowned Ukrainian journalist Mstyslav Chernov, this powerful film offers a gripping and unflinching look at the early days of the Russian invasion of Mariupol. 

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 Russian invasion of Ukraine, 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.


20 Days in Mariupol: Movie Screening of Oscar-Winning Documentary