Join us for a screening of a documentary When Spring Came to Bucha – directed by Mila Teshaieva and Marcus Lenz – that will be part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Both filmmakers will be at the Q&A after each screening, so don’t miss your chance to meet them!
Synopsis: In early 2022, the small Ukrainian town of Bucha near the capital, Kyiv, was occupied by the Russian army for several weeks. After a month of intense fighting, the Russian army withdrew, leaving the town destroyed in its wake. In When Spring Came to Bucha, citizens share their stories as they clean their streets of debris and re-build their shattered homes. Yuri, municipal services manager, struggles to keep people supplied with clean drinking water. Olenka is the only pupil in her classroom after two of her classmates are killed, the rest having left the country. Yet in the midst of suffering, a young couple gets married, and life must go on. This heart-rending yet empowering documentary tells stories of loss, hope, and resistance, as the spring flowers of Bucha begin to bloom.
June 6 | 6:30PM – 8PM EDT | Film at Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center ($17 public/$12 members)
June 7 | 6:30PM – 8PM EDT | IFC Center ($17 public/$12 members)
Digital Film Screening:
June 5 – 11 | Available in the US only