Film Screening. The Distant Barking of Dogs

Monday, June 18, 2018
Film Society of Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street, south side between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)

Please join the Harriman Institute, Human Rights Watch, PEN America, and the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia for a screening of the Ukrainian documentary The Distant Barking of Dogs (2017) as part of the 2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

“We have days of silence. But they are so deadly - even worse than explosions. It’s the lull before the storm.”– Grandmother Alexandra, film subject, The Distant Barking of Dogs

The life of a 10-year-old child includes a healthy dose of curiosity and adventure. But the days of Oleg, who lives in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine – just minutes from where Ukrainian and pro-Russian forces are at war - are often interrupted by echoes of anti-aircraft fire and missile strikes. Oleg and his cousin Yarik are young boys whose play fights and restlessness often lead them towards dangerous discoveries. But as this touching and intimate film evolves, we bear witness to the unique pressures that come with living adjacent to a war zone, and the gradual erosion of innocence under intense psychological burdens. As the world shakes around them, the beauty of childhood friendship becomes ever more important for survival.

First Appearance Award, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 2017

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IDFA 2017 | Trailer | The Distant Barking of Dogs