When the Ukrainian city of Mariupol was besieged in the spring of 2022, the Italian journalist Maurizio Vezzosi was a remarkable eyewitness to the siege. Following the advance of the Russian troops, he was at times the only Western journalist reporting from inside the city, choosing to witness until the end, what should become one of the most significant and cruel episodes of the war in Ukraine. In the streets of a collapsing city, among destroyed buildings and abandoned bodies, in dark basements that became a refuge and salvation, Maurizio meets the suffering population that remained trapped in their city. The people’s words signify their proud resistance to death, in the midst of the crossfire.
Producer: Matteo Pecorara
DOP: Maurizio Vezzosi
Editor: Júlia R. Aymar
Sound Design: Francesco Rabaglia