Inside a prison where Russia tortured Ukrainian POWs
The Olenivka POW camp, located in the Russian-occupied part of Donetsk Oblast, was a notorious Russian-controlled prison where Ukrainian prisoners of war and civilian hostages from Mariupol have been subjected to torture. The Kyiv Independent’s War Crimes Investigations Unit will name those responsible for torturing prisoners in Olenivka.
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.
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