Vitalii Havura is a film director with the Kyiv Independent's War Crimes Team. He has authored and directed works: Chacho (best short film version FIPRESCI on the 11th Odesa International Film Festival, 2020), documentary film My God (Modern Ukrainian Cinema festival award, 2019), documentary film Romani Dance (Bardak festival award, 2021), fiction films The Fairytale (Kinohvylia festival award, 2018), theatrical play Mother Will Always Protect (Actual Play Week festival award, 2017), theatrical play Monkeys with oranges (Lesya Ukrainka National Academic Theater, 2022), theatrical play OurResponsAbility (ProEnglish Theatre, 2022), music-documentary project Kontur (Suspilne.Kultura, 2023). Vitalii holds a degree in directing from Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Karyi Theatre, Cinema, and Television University and a degree in cultural studies from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
The Kyiv Independent’s findings point to the systemic and deliberate nature of child murders by the Russian military in Ukraine. Our in-depth investigation allowed us to identify those responsible for the killing of a child.
The Kyiv Independent's War Crimes Investigation Unit established the names of Russian-controlled officials who took part in the abduction and followed the paths of families who risked their lives to bring their children back.
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