The Eastern Front

The Eastern Front is the first major Western documentary to focus on the harrowing reality of the war crimes in Ukraine.

Follow John Sweeney, veteran war photographer Paul Conroy and journalist Zarina Zabrisky as they investigate and uncover damning evidence of Russia’s use of banned weapons, torture and artillery against civilian targets in Ukraine.

Since it's release, the film was quickly banned by the Ministry of Culture in Russia and its findings have been submitted to the ICC and Ukraine's war crimes units.

  • Caolan Robertson
  • John Sweeney
    Panorama BBC
  • Paul Conroy
    Key Cast
    "Himself "
  • Zarina Zebrisky
    Key Cast
    "Herself "
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    War Crime, Investigation, documentary
  • Runtime:
    59 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon C300 Mkii
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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  • Leicester Square Premiere
    United Kingdom
    June 14, 2023
    London Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Journeyman Pictures
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Caolan Robertson

I'm a documentary filmmaker & run the new media outlet Byline TV which focuses on current affairs and cultural issues

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Director Statement

Having never been to a war zone before, it was a huge challenge to make this film. However it gives the film a perspective through the lens of a regular citizen rather than a seasoner war reporter.

The film is now banned in Russia and it's findings submitted to the ICC.