Alisa Kovalenko
We Will Not Fade Away
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We Will Not Fade Away

We Will Not Fade Away

Alisa Kovalenko

100 min.
Ukraine, France, Poland and United States
Russian and Ukrainian
Subtitles: Catalan and English

Five teenagers from the Donbas region of Ukraine try to escape Putin's bombardment by imagining their future and picking up a project to travel to Nepal.


Alisa Kovalenko
Executive Production
Trueman Productions, East Roads Films

Five teenagers in the Donbas region of Ukraine try to escape Putin's bombardment and begin to imagine their future. Despite the war, these young people are determined to live their transition to maturity with hope and enthusiasm. They imagine themselves as painters, photographers, actresses or becoming the new Elon Musk. Meanwhile, outside, the sound of bombs and gunfire does not stop, but the group decides to pick up their project of traveling to Nepal that the war interrupted. They dream of escaping the war, but also, like any teenager, also the monotony of their small village. At one point, and against all odds, a real opportunity to travel comes up. Q&A

About the direction
Alisa Kovalenko

Alisa Kovalenko


Alisa Kovalenko va néixer i va créixer a Zaporizhia, al sud-est d'Ucraïna. Va estudiar cinema docume...

DocsBarcelona Trajectory

Speed Meetings
Edició 2020

Awards and festivals

Spain, 2023
Berlin International Film Festival
Alemanya, 2023
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Grecia, 2023
One World Film Festival
República Txeca, 2023
Hot Docs
Canadà, 2022
Alisa Kovalenko
We Will Not Fade Away
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The film is strong and engaging on its own merits, beyond its relevance to current events, and deserves to be considered as such.

— Zoe Aiano · East European Film Bulletin
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