A SNIPER'S WAR
USA — RUSSIA — UKRAINE 80 MIN
Story of a sniper, whose anti-US views led him to join the pro-Russian rebels in the ongoing Ukrainian conflict—a primary source of tension between the United States and Russia. When social media becomes a communication platform to schedule sniper duels, Deki’s rival threatens to kill him.
The New York-based filmmaker, Olya Schechter, obtains unprecedented access to military bases and front line battles to paint an intimate portrait of the complex and fascinating nature of a man walking the tightrope that often comes to the morality of war: is Deki a solder or a killer?
A New York-based filmmaker, studied politics at New York University and filmmaking at New York Film Academy. Closely following the relationship between Russia and the United States she became fascinated with the Ukrainian crisis. As a result she spent the last three years working on her first feature documentary on the front lines in Eastern Ukraine.
- Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA 2018
- Big Sky Film Festival, USA 2018
DOKer 2018 — Main Competition