CinEast and LUkraine asbl are organising a screening of Mstyslav Chernov's Oscar-winning documentary 20 Days in Mariupol at Ciné Utopia in Luxembourg-Limpertsberg on Wednesday 24 April 2024 at 19:00.

On the eve of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, a team of Ukrainian journalists enter the strategic eastern port city of Mariupol. During the subsequent siege and assault, as bombs fall, inhabitants flee and access to electricity, food, water and medicine are severed, the team - the only international journalists left - struggle to cover the war atrocities and to transmit their footage to the outside world. Eventually surrounded by Russian soldiers, they shelter in a hospital, unsure of how they will escape.

Ukrainian filmmaker and journalist Mstyslav Chernov offers a window into the practices of conflict zone reporters and an unflinching, anguishing account of the 20 days he and colleagues Evgeniy Maloletka and Vasilisa Stepanenko spent covering Mariupol.

Their footage, widely disseminated through news media, not only documents the death and destruction but directly refutes Russian misinformation. Seeing so much death, Chernov wonders how capturing any more could make a difference. But residents implore them to let the world bear witness.

The 93-minute film is being screened in English and Ukrainian (original version) with English subtitles.

Tickets cost €10 but higher donations are welcome. Visit

Venue: Ciné Utopia (16 Avenue de la Faiencerie, L-1510 Luxembourg)

Organiser: CinEast; LUkraine asbl

Price: €10; donations welcome

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