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War for Peace

"War for Peace" film directed by Yevhen Titarenko is a documentary made by one volunteer of a medical battalion during the Russian aggression against Ukraine since 2014. Regisseur – his nom de guerre – a paramedic who was a director before the war and who has gathered footage everywhere his mates medical volunteers have deployed.

The death of a journalist, the bombardment of heavy artillery, the evacuation of the wounded from the battle, the usual conversations in the basement during the bombing, the civilians remaining in the war zone, the first call of the released from captivity - all this will sweep in front of the viewer.

The director has made this film to tell the truth to a western audience about today's war between Russia and Ukraine. War for Peace is about real, everyday events. About military operations and medical evacuation under enemy fire. About destiny and appalling moments. About solidarity, joy and the determination not to let Russia win. Several participants in the film are unfortunately no longer alive.

War For Peace is a film about ordinary people, patriots and the country that has changed forever.

  • Yevhen Titarenko
  • Yevhen Titarenko
  • Natalia Khazan
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    war, conflict
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 33 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2017
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    Russian, Ukrainian
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Director Biography - Yevhen Titarenko

Yevhen Titarenko was born on July 26, 1988 i n Odessa (Ukraine). In 2009 he received a bachelor's degree in film directing. Before the annexation of the Crimea, he had own successful film company and film school in Yalta, on the second day after annexation he went to Kyiv, leaving everything in the Crimea. In 2014, as a documentalist, he traveled to the east of Ukraine for 2 weeks. He got on an evacuation from the airport of Donetsk and signed up for the volunteers medical battalion of the “Hospitallers” (callsign “Director”). So, 2014-2015 spent at the war.

He was a paramedic, saved people and, if possible, took pictures. During the filming in the war, he lost several cameras under fire, a laptop was hit by a blast wave, 80% of the information was saved. He brought from the front 120 hours of unique material from which the film War for Peace was made, the idea of which is to show the truth about the Russian-Ukrainian war through the camera of a volunteer battalion fighter. No voiceover and production scenes, pure live. After the war he moved to live in Dnipro.

In 2017, the premiere of the film "Dnipro - an outpost of Ukraine" was held, directed and edited by Yevhen Titarenko. The film was created for the Museum of ATO in Dnipro. This is the world's first panoramic film in 360 degrees, the uniqueness of which is that it was created primarily from the documentary frames. The film was already watched by about 100,000 people. Now he is editing the English version of the film because all government foreign delegations necessarily visit the museum. Yevhen has a few contusions and light shrapnel wounds.

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