DocNights: In The Rearview CTBA

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This film was last shown on 27 November 2023

What does it look like to flee from a war? This gentle, yet painful, film explores the raw, human cost of conflict.

Each new passenger, whether they’re women or men, young or old, individuals or families, has first-hand experience of the Russian invasion, and a spectrum of emotions surfaces in the car transporting them to safety.

Children quietly read books, a woman weeps for the cow she’s left behind, others are lost for words… Amidst this tragedy, the chaos of conflict and upended lives, there are fleeting moments of humour and hope. And beyond the confines of the minibus, we witness the expanse of rural Ukraine – a vast landscape of natural beauty littered with the carnage of war, and the desolation and destruction of once populated communities.

DocNights, in collaboration with Sheffield DocFest, is a monthly screening of documentary films taking place on the last Monday of every month.

This screening will be introduced by a member of the Sheffield DocFest team.


Maciek Hamela
1 hour 24 minutes
Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, French with English subtitles


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