20 Days In Mariupol features an AP team of Ukrainian journalists trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol struggling to continue their work documenting atrocities of the Russian invasion. As the only international reporters who remain in the city, they capture what later become defining images of the war: dying children, mass graves, the bombing of a maternity hospital, and more.

After nearly a decade covering international conflicts, including the Russia-Ukraine war, for The Associated Press, 20 Days In Maripoul is Mstyslav Chernov’s first feature film. The film draws on Chernov’s daily news dispatches and personal footage of his own country at war. It offers a vivid, harrowing account of civilians caught in the siege, as well as a window into what it’s like to report from a conflict zone, and the impact of such journalism around the globe.

The documentary won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards. “Tonight’s Oscar is a testament to the importance of eyewitness journalism and the bravery of the AP journalists on the ground in Mariupol, the world’s only window into the attack on the Ukrainian city and the plight of its people. We share this great honor with our partners at Frontline, without whom this film would not have been possible,” said AP Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Julie Pace.

Director: Mstyslav Chernov
Cast: Mstyslav Chernov, Evgeniy Maloletka, Liudmyla Amelkina
Rating: PG
Runtime: 1 hour 35 mins
Release Date: November 21, 2023
Format: DCP
Audio: 7.1 Surround – Russian, Ukrainian & English
Accessibility: Z-Screen subtitles, Audio Description (headphones), Assisted Listening (headphones)

Visit: 20daysinmariupol.com