War, peace and democracy: Ukraine in film

Lithuanian filmmaker Mantas Kvedaravicius, whose documentary "Mariupolis" premiered at the 2016 Berlinale, was killed in an attack in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol. DW takes a look at other Ukrainian films.

NEWS 15/04/2022 DW

The filmmaker was killed in a Russian attack while trying to leave Mariupol, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. Kvedaravicius is best known for his film "Mariupolis," which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2016. His conflict-zone documentary about the battle in the Donetsk region port city is one of many films exploring Ukraine's turbulent history.

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