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2019

FLIGHT OF A BULLET

Documentaries

Friday May 3, 1:30 PM (Lunch) / Saturday May 4, 1:40 PM

Flight of a Bullet

Russia, Latvia, 2017 (80 min.)

Across a single unbroken take, Flight of a Bullet captures the ethical minefield of documentary filmmaking within the quickly changing contexts of a conflict zone. Director Beata Bubenec took 400 hours of footage during two weeks embedded with the Ukrainian volunteer military group Aidar Battalion in the hotly contested Donbas region. Suspecting that a Ukrainian man who questions the director’s right to be filming is a separatist, the group — against Bubenec’s wishes — capture and interrogate him. From the fast-paced capture and tense interrogation to the mundane aspects of battalion life, this documentary provides a unique insight into the role of the eyewitness.

“Notable for being a war doc in which the war is an off-camera character – ever-present but never front-and-center,” 

—Lauren Wissot, Global Comment

 

“In many ways the finished film is also about the vulnerability of being the only woman surrounded by men.” 

—Beata Bubenec

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DIRECTED BY

Beata Bubenec

CONTACT

Beata Bubenec

beatabubenec@yandex.ru

 In Russian with English subtitles