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Frontier Church

Priest bringing church to the front

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Overview

Genre
Religion, Current Affairs, Politics, and Portrait
Synopsis

A journey through the war-torn Donbass region in Ukraine following Father Dmytro (Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate) as he carries out his service and interacts with the soldiers, his "camouflaged flock"​. Film paints an atmospheric and surreal picture of the environment the area has became, and its inhabitants deep connection with the Orthodox Church and the personal affection they have developed towards the priest, showing them in both religious and casual situations, revealing the doubts and fears of the soldiers as well as Dmytro's beliefs regarding his role in the war as a priest.

Stage
finished
Running time
31 and 25 minutes

Credits

  • Zee Upītis ... Director, Producer, Videographer, Editor
  • Anton Yavorsky ... Editor, Associate Producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
CONFIGURE//DISFIGURE
Country
United Kingdom
Years of Production
2014-2015
Locations
Donetsk Region, Ukraine / Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

Distribution Details

Release year
2015
Broadcast (Acq.)
LRT, Центральный Канал, 9 Канал
Language
Russian, Ukrainian
Subtitles
English

Photos

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