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Mariupol Defender

Directed by Stanislav Puzdriak

The film follows the journey of Roman, a 20-year-old Ukrainian warrior who lost a hand and a leg while defending Mariupol in April 2022. After being captured by the Russians and spending three weeks in prison, Roman is eventually exchanged and travels to the United States to receive new prostheses. As he begins to heal both physically and emotionally, Roman must find a way to overcome his injuries and reclaim his place as a defender of Ukraine. This inspiring movie is a testament to the human spirit and the resilience of those who fight for what they believe in.


Award Nomination

Best Documentary Short

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Doc Shorts

This program features a collection of fourĀ  (4) short documentary films that center around military histories and veteran…

Dates & Times


Museum of Photographic Arts

Fri, May 19
5:00 pm