Frontline Hooligan

In the midst of the Ukraine war, there’s an armed unit of anti-fascist football hooligans who are fighting Russia’s forces on the frontlines. They’re called Hoods Hoods Klan. They made a name for themselves across Europe for beating up fascists. Now though, they’re fighting a bigger enemy: Putin.

I spent time with Hoods Hoods Klan as they prepared to head to the east, where the war is still raging. This documentary is about friendship, conflict, and a side of Ukraine often unreported.

  • Jake Hanrahan
    Director / Producer / Editor
  • Luke Pierce
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    News, War
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 16, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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    English, Ukrainian
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Director Biography

Jake Hanrahan is a British journalist and documentary filmmaker from the East Midlands. He reports on conflict, crime and politics. His work generally focuses on irregular warfare, organised crime, and counter culture.

Hanrahan is known for his raw on-the-ground approach to reporting, gaining access to difficult stories and embedding into dangerous communities across the world.

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