PATRIOT: War in Ukraine

PATRIOT is a full-length documentary film about an unrecognized war in the heart of Europe, in Ukraine from the Donetsk region. The closest position to terrorists is 70 meters. This is a documentary war drama without military shots and blood from the front line of war.
This film is a confession of real soldiers who are on the battlefield. These soldiers are completely different people: women and men, some of them are 20 years old, and some are 55. Some of them were a students before the war, and some were a miners. But they all are volunteers in the war. 50 servicemen took part in this film. All of them are from the 43rd battalion as part of the operational formation «Vostok" of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In the film, 50 servicemen answer on 5 main questions:
1. about their decision to go to war
2. about their attitude towards enemies
3. about how to put an end to this war in their opinion
4. about the battalion in which they serve
5. their message to the nation

  • Eduard Yarovoy
    Director
  • Eduard Yarovoy
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    ПАТРІОТ
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 41 minutes 36 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Ukraine
  • Country of Filming:
    Ukraine
  • Language:
    English, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Eduard Yarovoy

I am looking for a producer to distribute the film to the world

About the film director:
Instagram and Facebook blogger, 100 000 subscribers.
Member of the International Federation of Journalist - IFJ. Member of the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine.
Ex Mayor Adviser on media issues (2018-2019).

The filmmaker, being an amateur and without any experience in professional video filming and journalism, at the age of 27 made the decision to go to war and shoot a film on his own. It was in 2017. Permission was received from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Security Service of Ukraine and accreditation from the ATO Center. Then arrived at the location of the 43rd battalion in the Donetsk region, at the front section called "Svetlodarskaya Duga", which is located 50 km from Donetsk. The filmmaker lived 21 days in trenches and dugouts while filming and networking was underway. Was in a gray zone with reconnaissance and under bombardment. The film is made exclusively by one person and all film rights belong to the director Eduard Yarovoy.

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