Armed Conflict

A Ukrainian Love Story

How love turned this Nazi into a women’s rights activist

  • Text by
  • Director, Director of Photography by Ross Domoney
  • Director by Julia Kochetova-Nobozhniak
  • Producer by Thomas Burns
  • Executive Producer by Natalia Antelava
  • Graphics & Titles by George Surguladze
  • Research by Olga Shevchenko
  • Music by Epidemic Sound
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As war rages in eastern Ukraine, the country fights to reinvent itself after breaking ties with neighboring Russia.

Dima and Tanya are an unlikely couple in modern-day Kiev: Dima was formerly a leader of the city’s most powerful ultra-right movement, and Tanya is an ultra-left activist and self-proclaimed anarcho-feminist.

Together Dima and Tanya fight their own battles to reinvent themselves against a backdrop of violence, loss, and instability in post-Maidan Ukraine.

Hunted by members of Ukraine’s ultra-right movement and ostracized by friends and family, the couple fights the momentum of their pasts while standing together, back to back, in a courageous tale of love and self-discovery.

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