20 Days in Mariupol

Content Warning: This film contains difficult imagery, violence. Language or subject matter may be offensive or triggering to some viewers.

In February 2022, Pulitzer Prize-winner journalist Mstyslav Chernov was trapped in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol as Russian forces closed in. Drawing on Chernov’s daily news dispatches and personal footage, the focus of this intense and, at times, disturbing film is on the bravery of Mariupol’s citizens in the face of the atrocities committed by Russian forces.

Awards and Nominations

OSCAR Acadamy Awards, 2024 – Best Documentary Feature Film, Nominee
Boston Society of Film Critics’ Awards, 2023 – Best Documentary, Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, 2023 – Best Documentary, Nominee
Seattle International Film Festival, 2023 – Best Documentary, Nominee


Mstyslav Chernov


Russian, Ukrainian, English

Film Details

2023, 95 min