Roots of the Ukraine-Russia War
France. Direction: Loup Bureau. Production: Caroline Nataf / Unité. Associated production: Bruno Nahon, Thomas Morvan. Photography: Loup Bureau. Music: Gustave Rudman Rambali. Edition: Léo Gatelier, Catherine Catella. Running time: 85 min.
LANGUAGE: Ukrainian, Russian / SUBTITLES: Spanish
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
While precarious truces and ceasefires are negotiated far away by diplomats, Ukrainian soldiers in the Donbas region fight against separatists supported by Russia. At an age when they should be enjoying the best years of their lives, men and women are fighting in the war, condemned to dig trenches time and again while the bombs drop around them.
French war journalist Loup Bureau brings his directorial debut with this journey into the heart of the last military conflict on European soil.
TALK: Asier Blas Mendoza (teacher at the UPV/EHU Department of Political Science and Administration), Mario Saavedra (senior journalist from El Periódico de España, specialized in international information)