20 Days in Mariupol film still
20 Days in Mariupol film still



Friday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m.

Docs to Watch

20 Days in Mariupol

| 94 min.
Genre: Documentary, Social Issues, War

An Associated Press team of Ukrainian journalists trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol struggle to continue their work documenting atrocities of the Russian invasion. As the only international reporters who remain in the city, they capture what later become defining images of the war: dying children, mass graves, the bombing of a maternity hospital, and more. Director Mstyslav Chernov's first feature film, 20 Days in Mariupol draws on Chernov’s daily news dispatches and personal footage of his own country at war.

A Q&A with director, producer, and writer Mstyslav Chernov immediately follows the screening. 


Mstyslav Chernov


Mstyslav Chernov

Michelle Mizner

Raney Aronson-Rath

Derl McCrudden


Mstyslav Chernov


Mstyslav Chernov portrait

Mstyslav Chernov is a Pulitzer Prize-winning video journalist at the Associated Press and president of the Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers. Since joining AP in 2014, he has covered major conflicts, social issues, and environmental crises across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Chernov's courageous reporting in Mariupol earned the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. He was named 2016 Camera Operator of the Year and 2015 Young Talent of the Year by the UK's Royal Television Society. He is from eastern Ukraine and based in Germany.