Past Event

20 Days in Mariupol: Screening and Discussion

November 14, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Lecture Hall

Register today for this film screening and discussion.

An AP team of Ukrainian journalists trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol struggle to continue their work documenting atrocities of the Russian invasion. As the only international reporters who remain in the city, they capture what later become defining images of the war: dying children, mass graves, the bombing of a maternity hospital, and more.

After nearly a decade covering international conflicts, including the Russia-Ukraine war, for The Associated Press, 20 DAYS IN MARIUPOL is Mstyslav Chernov’s first feature film. The film draws on Chernov’s daily news dispatches and personal footage of his own country at war. It offers a vivid, harrowing account of civilians caught in the siege, as well as a window into what it’s like to report from a conflict zone, and the impact of such journalism around the globe.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Raney Aronson-Rath, Executive Producer and Editor-in-Chief, Michelle Mizner, Producer and Editor, Polina Buchak, an award-winning New York-based Ukrainian filmmaker, and June Cross, Fred W. Friendly Professor of Media and Society; Director, Documentary Journalism Program.

This event is sponsored by the Li Center for Global Journalism and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University and presented in partnership with FRONTLINE PBS.

Contact Information

Mindy Myers