Columbia University in the City of New York

Harriman Institute




Film Screening & Discussion. Beshoot
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Important Note

Registration required. This event is open to CUID card holders only. Attendees must be in compliance with Columbia University’s health protocols for returning to campus. Pre-registration, valid CUID card, and valid green pass are required for admittance.


Please join the Ukrainian Film Club at Columbia University and the Harriman Institute for a screening of director Ivan Tymchenko’s 2019 film BeshootIntroduction and discussion led by Yuri I. Shevchuk.

The soldiers of the Donbas Volunteer Battalion are at the center of this war drama inspired by real-life events. Two Ukrainian fighters volunteered with thousands of others to repel the Russian aggression against their homeland are trying to get out of the Russian-surrounded Ilovaisk, a city in south-eastern Ukraine. Beshoot is an example of citizen-filmmaking produced without government funding. Theatrically released in Ukraine under the title Ilovaisk 2014 in early September 2019, the film was enthusiastically received by viewers.

In Ukrainian and Russian with English subtitles.

Running time: 120 minutes