US Oscar nominee makes film about severely wounded Ukrainian children
American filmmaker Eugene Afineevsky is filming his third documentary about Ukraine in Lviv. The director plans to release it in late spring 2024.
This was reported by the Unbreakable Centre, according to Espreso.
Famous American director, and author of the Oscar-nominated film about the Revolution of Dignity, Winter on Fire, Evgeny Afineevsky is shooting his third documentary about Ukraine. This time, it is about children wounded during the full-scale invasion.
According to the Unbroken Rehabilitation Center, the heroes of the new film are, among others, six young patients of the center who barely survived the Russian aggression. In particular, 12-year-old Yana Stepanenko lost her legs in a rocket attack on the railway station in Kramatorsk. 8-year-old Romchyk Oleksiv suffered burns to 45% of his body during a massive terrorist attack on Vinnytsia. 13-year-old Stas Lyakh suffered a severe brain injury while sleeping peacefully in his home in the Kharkiv region. As well as his brothers Volodya, 15, and Yakov Yankovsky, 9, from the Odesa region, and 11-year-old Veronica from Vuhledar. The last three children were trapped in the rubble and orphaned as a result of Russian attacks. The American filmmaker wants to tell the stories of these little Ukrainians to the whole world so that no one forgets that the war is on, the number of victims is growing every day, and children are dying and suffering at the hands of the aggressor.
The Unbroken Centre was reminded that Evgeny Afineevsky's film Winter on Fire was nominated for an Academy Award in 2016 in the Best Documentary Feature category. The director's second work about Ukraine, Freedom on Fire, was released in 2022 and is dedicated to the terrible events that our citizens are experiencing because of Russian aggression.
The third film will be a continuation of the two previous ones but with a focus on children suffering from the war. The director plans to release it in late spring 2024.