What’s going on? Watching films to understand Russia’s aggression

Although Russia’s war against Ukraine has been going non-stop since 2014, many around the world have just learned about Moscow’s aggression due to the growing threat of its escalation.

The war in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas killed more than 13,000 people, while 1.4 million others were internally displaced, leaving Ukraine with tremendous trauma and uncertainty.

Ukrainians have explored and reflected on this experience, both on collective and personal levels, through multiple discussions and various forms of art.

But for much of the rest of the world, this armed conflict is a mystery. And with the Russian propaganda machine working tirelessly to spread false information about it, the nature and origins of the war might be all the more unclear.

Together with Ukrainian film streaming platform Takflix, we have picked out eight films depicting Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine that will help better understand the current tensions. All the listed films are available to watch on Takflix with English subtitles for Hr 85 ($3) each.

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