Infilmpact and ODA Film have made a new documentary about the ongoing invasion of Ukraine entitled The War Behind Closed Doors.
The project is officially supported by the Ukrainian State Film Agency (USFA).
“The War Behind Closed Doors” tells the story of March 31, 2002, when Ukrainian forces liberated Kyiv from the Russian invaders. But the initial joy of victory was quickly followed by horror when seeing what was left of small towns in the Kyiv region.
“The whole world was shocked by what they saw: bullet-riddled cars, the bodies of local residents lying face down in the street, and homes and destinies obliterated,” the summary reads. “Irpin, Bucha, Hostomel and Vorzel – once thriving small towns in the greater Kyiv area resisted Russian attack in their assault on the capital and paid the price with their lives.”
The feature film, which is going into production soon, reconstructs the events that uncovered these horrors. The War Behind Closed Doors is scheduled for release in 2023.
More details, including the participating Ukrainian personalities and experts, will be announced shortly.
Karl Hillbrick is producing The War Behind Closed Doors for Infilmpact. Oleksandr Halytskyi, produced for ODA Film. Anna Halytskya writes the feature document.
“‘The War Behind Closed Doors’ shows in no uncertain terms what happened and how the normal person survived, how their relationships changed, how they changed given the circumstances,” Hillbrick said. “The film will answer one question, however, and that’s what caught my attention and compelled me to sign up. “The War Behind Closed Doors” also crystallizes the resilience, tenacity and determination of the Ukrainian people. Watching this film will help answer the question we all have about the Ukrainian people. What is it about these people, outnumbered, outgunned, and outmaneuvered, who resist, fight back, and then reclaim their homes and futures?”
Halytskya said: “The uniqueness of this film is that it reveals through people’s memories the horrific story of the ‘war behind closed doors’, in which there was no chance of survival… we are living witnesses of the bloodiest and greatest senseless war of the millennium .”
Halytskyi added: “These terrible events have shown who is who and will be the subject of study and discussion in the world for a long time to come.”
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