27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Testimony from the trenches

Discussion with a documentarian who was fighting in the war


It is usually men with arms in their hands who are defending their war-torn country. But how does war affect the lives of Ukrainian women? Some are forced to flee, others are kept busy by running the state, and others have decided to join the armed forces and fight for their country. Currently, there are more than 30,000 women in the Ukrainian army (15% of all servicepeople). This is one of the highest rates of women serving in any army. What is life like for a woman at the front?




Alisa Kovalenko



Moderated by


Petra Procházková

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