Alisa in Warland (Alisa w krainie wojny)

Genre: Documentary | Duration: 74 min. | MPAA: N13 | 2016 | Countries: Poland | Subtitles Lithuanian
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Originals languages

Polish

Directors

Liubov Durakova , Alisa Kovalenko

Description

Alisa is a 26-year-old student at the film academy in Kiev. Her life is pretty normal until the day that President Viktor Yanukovych refuses to sign the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. Suddenly, everything changes: protests erupt in the capital, with the inhabitants demanding the president’s resignation. Alisa witnesses the demonstrations and embarks on a trip through Ukraine in an attempt to understand the war. Her journey takes her to the east of the country, where she comes across demonstrations again, this time of a pro-Russian character. Along the way, she faces shootings, explosions and the searing consequences of the war for the people of her country. Very much against her will, Alisa is then personally caught up in the war when she is arrested by separatists for spying. This candid self-portrait shows us a sensitive, concerned woman in search of answers.