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Asia premiere

Overcoming the Darkness


A compendium of short films, Overcoming the Darkness highlights the full tragedy that followed the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. It charts the course of the Russian progression across the country through the lives and communities of those affected by the wide-scale aggression, alongside those fighting for their land. The film details the force of the assault, but its primary focus lies with the strength of the communities that have had to endure unimaginable hardships but who remain resilient in the face of such oppression. It joins an increasing number of ground-level films documenting the reality of this modern tragedy.





Kinodopomoha is a collective of Ukrainian filmmakers, such as directors, DPs, editors, post-production specialists, producers and drivers, who are documenting what is happening in Ukraine by capturing war, destruction and the struggles of the everyday people, but also glimpses of hope.


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※ Notes:    With filmmakers' attendance/talks    Non-English language films without English subtitles