War Mothers: Unbreakable

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    War Mothers: Unbreakable

    Directed by

    Australia, Ukraine

    2019

    15 min

    • Ukrainian

    Documentary

    As Ukraine goes to war, 18-year-old Yana puts aside her dreams of becoming a doctor and creates a national movement that almost costs her life.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Yana Zinkewych
    Screenplay
    Steven Zelko
    Cinematography
    Oleg Krasyuk
    Editing
    Steven Zelko
    Production
    STEVEN ZELKO
    Stefan Bugryn

    Stefan Bugryn

    Australia

    Stefan Bugryn is an Australian director and producer based in Melbourne, Australia. His career spans over 6 years in both narrative and non-fiction, commercial and non-commercial.
    In 2018, Stefan won Best Director: Short Film Category and Best Short Film at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival for the first instalment of his WAR MOTHERS documentary project. The premiere of the film was officially backed and supported by Time Out Australia. As of 2019, Stefan has been invited to be a member of the judging panel for the festival, helping curate their short film category.
    The second instalment of this project, WAR MOTHERS: UNBREAKABLE, was one of 63 shorts films selected out of over 5,100 to have it's world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. The same project has seen Stefan speak at prestigious establishments such as Columbia University in New York, UNSW in Sydney, and San Diego State University in California.