On 24 February 2022, Yeyhen and his friends decide to volunteer to join the first aid battalion on the eastern front of the Ukrainian war. They are willing to provide all necessary support and evacuate the wounded. For six months, the hand-held càmera follows them with showing the rawness, fear, hatred and bitterness of war with shocking proximity and without intermediaries. However, Yeyhen and his comrades always keep their faith in the end of the war.
The young men leave the front for a couple of days to visit their evacuated families in an idyllic spot in western Ukraine and to baptise the son of one of them. As soon as the celebration is over, they are forced to return to the front.
Wednesday 24th of May - 17:30 h | CCCB Auditorium | Free
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Mostly filmed in the Ukraine war zone by brave battlefield paramedics, this raw and immersive reportage documentary feels like an urgent first draft of history.— Stephen Dalton · The Film Veredict
'Eastern Front' is not intended to be an all-encompassing overview of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It is very much a ground level view, and it is a powerful and highly impactful one.— Fedor Tot · We Love Cinema