20 Days in Mariupol

Documentary, War Rated: NR 95 min

Winner, Academy Award
for Best Documentary Feature Film

As the Russian invasion begins, an Associated Press team of Ukrainian journalists trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol struggle to continue their work documenting the war’s atrocities. The only international reporters who remain in the city,  they soon capture what become some of the most defining images of the war: dying children, mass graves, and the bombing of a maternity hospital. Director Mstyslav Chernov, in his debut film, has spent nearly a decade covering international conflicts for The Associated Press, winning a Pulitzer Prize for his multi-format coverage of the Siege of Mariupol. His film draws on his daily news dispatches and personal footage, offering a vivid, harrowing account of civilians and journalists caught under fire.

“Chernov’s film is as unflinching an account of being trapped inside a city’s fall as you’re likely to see.” — Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
“A relentless and truly important documentary…” — Jason Farago, The New York Times
directed by
Mstyslav Chernov
written by
Mstyslav Chernov
Mstyslav Chernov, Evgeniy Maloletka, Liudmyla Amelkina
Russian, Ukrainian, English
United States, Ukraine