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When Spring Came to Bucha
IFC Center
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2023 6:30 PM
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Admission Buy-One-Get-One-Free - $18.00
Admission General Admission - $18.00
Admission Child - $15.00
Admission Senior - $15.00

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Discussion to follow screening with dir. Mila Teshaieva and Rachel Denber, Deputy Director, Europe & Central Asia Division, Human Rights Watch.

In early 2022, the Ukrainian city of Bucha near the capital, Kyiv, was occupied by the Russian army for several weeks. After a month of intense fighting, the Russian army withdrew, leaving the city destroyed in its wake. With beautiful cinematography, renowned photographer Mila Teshaieva captures stories of the residents as they clean their streets of debris and rebuild their shattered homes. Yuri, municipal services manager, struggles to keep people supplied with clean drinking water. Olenka is the only pupil in her classroom after two of her classmates are killed, the rest having left the country. Yet amid the suffering, a young couple gets married, and life must go on. This heart-rending yet empowering documentary tells stories of loss, hope, and resistance, as the spring flowers of Bucha begin to bloom.

Screening as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2023.

The panel following the screening will be live-captioned.
Content Advisory: This film contains images and audio from a war zone, including brief and partial images of covered bodies, and mass funerals. 

Film Details
Running Time:64
Language:Ukrainian with English Subtitles
Russian with English Subtitles
Director:Mila Teshaieva
Marcus Lenz
Accessibility:Descriptive Audio
Open Captioning