FRONTIER CHURCH2015

Documentary / 31 minutes / UK & Ukraine

FRONTIER CHURCH2015

Documentary / 31 minutes / UK & Ukraine

A journey through the war-torn Donbass region in Ukraine, following Father Dmytro (Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate) as he carries out his service and interacts with the soldiers, his "camouflaged flock". The film paints an atmospheric and surreal picture of the environment the area has become, its inhabitants' deep connection with the Orthodox Church, and the personal affection they have developed towards the priest. It shows both religious and casual situations, revealing the doubts and fears of the soldiers, as well as Dmytro's beliefs regarding his role in the war as a priest.

Credits

Producer & Director Zee Upītis

Narrator

Dmytro Povorotniy

Camera

Zee Upītis

Editors

Anton Yavorsky
Zee Upītis

Sound Design

Zee Upītis

Screenings

2015 | JUL | 14 SOBOR 2015 (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)
2015 | NOV | 05 Battalion Dnipro-1 Base (Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine)
2015 | DEC | 23 Nas Ne Zlamati (Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine)
2015 | DEC | 26 The National Youth Centre for Aerospace Education (Dnipro, Ukraine)
2016 | MAR | 16 Kino Bize (Riga, Latvia)
2016 | NOV | 21 Offkino (Bielefeld, Germany)
2017 | JUL | 26 Free Russia House (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Broadcasts

2016 | MAR | 24 9 Kanal (Ukraine)
2016 | JUL | 05 Centralniy Kanal (Ukraine)
2016 | SEP | 04 LRT (Lithuania)