WATCH DOCS for Ukraine | docs about Ukraine on NH VOD

From March 11 to 20, together with the New Horizons Association, we invite you to the NH VOD platform to watch a selection of documentaries about Ukraine from the programme of the last editions of the WATCH DOCS festival. All proceeds from the sale of tickets will be donated to the organizers of the Kiev-based festival DocuDays UA, who, as part of the DOCU/HELP campaign, help Ukrainian directors documenting the situation in Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion.

Among the films included in this selection are:

  • Trenches by French filmmaker Loupa Bureau (premiered at the Venice Film Festival 2021), who spent several months observing Ukrainian soldiers on the front line in the Donbas,
  • No Obvious Signs by Alina Gorlova, focused on Ukrainian veterans struggling with PTSD,
  • Pushing Boundaries by Lesi Kordonets, depicting the struggle of Ukrainian Paralympic athletes in the context of Russia's occupation of Crimea in 2014,
  • My father is my mother's brother - Vadim Ilkov's documentary portrait of a musician of Kiev's underground queer scene - the foster father of little Katya.

The films will be available to watch on the New Horizons VOD platform from 11-20 March or until the tickets are sold out.

We would like to thank the distributors who agreed to donate the proceeds to support Ukraine: Films Boutique, Filmotor, Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion and the crew of the film My father is my mother's brother.

The WATCH DOCS International Film Festival. Human Rights in Film is organised by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights.

We encourage you to read the HFPC statement on the invasion of Ukraine.