20 Days In Mariupol


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The Main 2 Tue, Apr 18, 2023 7:05 PM
The Main 2 Sun, Apr 23, 2023 11:00 AM
The Main 2 Tue, Apr 25, 2023 1:40 PM
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Release Year:2023
Runtime:94 min
Print Source:PBS Distribution
Culture & Society
Human Rights
Director:Mstyslav Chernov
Producer:Mstyslav Chernov
Michelle Mizner
Raney Aronson-Rath
Derl McCrudden
Cinematographer:Mstyslav Chernov
Editor:Michelle Mizner
Composer:Jordan Dykstra






20 Days in Mariupol is the work of a team of Associated Press photographers, who cataloged the ferocious bombing of this Ukrainian city and its effect on the civilian population. “[A] salute to the enduring resilience of a people who refuse to surrender their home.” –Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

Journalist Mstyslav Chernov and a team of AP reporters were in Mariupol on the eve of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, determined to capture what they knew would be a harrowing attack. Remaining in the city for 20 days while bombs fell, which routinely targeted the civilians that the Russians claimed were safe, this team of brave photojournalists put a face to this war, now over one year old. In 20 Days in Mariupol, Chernov also agonizes over the ethics of gathering such footage. A shocking, compelling documentary that demands to be seen.

This film contains scenes of war and death and may not be suitable for all audiences.


Director Biography

Mstyslav Chernov is a Ukrainian war correspondent, filmmaker, photographer and novelist, whose work has appeared in numerous art installations and exhibitions. Chernov is an Associated Press journalist and the president of the Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers. He is the recipient of numerous journalism awards worldwide.