Film Screening: ‘20 Days in Mariupol’


Location: Hesburgh Auditorium

20 Days In Mariupol

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 as Russian forces close in, they capture what become some of the most defining images of the war: dying children, mass graves, the bombing of a maternity hospital, and more.

After nearly a decade covering international conflicts, including the Russia-Ukraine war, for AP, Mstyslav Chernov makes his feature film debut with 20 Days in Mariupol. The film draws on Chernov’s daily news dispatches and personal footage of his own country at war. It offers a vivid, harrowing account of civilians caught in the siege, as well as a window into what it’s like to report from a conflict zone, and the impact of such journalism around the globe.

A conversation with panelists will follow this event.


Dr. Derrick Brooms, Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Moderated by Clemens Sedmak

Director, Nanovic Institute for European Studies; Professor of Social Ethics

Dr. Carla Goar

Khrystyna Kozak ('25)

Master of Global Affairs, International Peace Studies Concentration

Dr. Amber Hewitt

Ernesto Verdeja

Associate Professor of Peace Studies and Global Politics

Dr David Stovall

Richard (Drew) Marcantonio

Assistant Teaching Professor, Management & Organization