01 — 06 OCTOBER 2022

There are some 77K foreign students in Ukraine. Naveen S G of India is one of them, studying in Kharkiv and hiding in a shelter when Russia bombs this Ukraine’s second largest city. On 1 March, as he goes to buy some food, he becomes the first foreign student killed by Russia after the invasion on 24 February.


About Director

Vyacheslav (Slavik) Bihun

Ukrainian film director and legal philosopher. Educated at leading universities in Ukraine and abroad, Dr Bihun prior to turning to filmmaking worked as a lawyer at the European Court in Strasbourg. He was later trained as film director at Sorbonne (adaptation of fiction and political cinema) and Baltic Film School. The filmmaker, active from 2013-14, shot films in Ukraine, Georgia, Estonia and France, nominated at more than 100 film festivals and celebrated with over 50 awards. He’s well noted for active promotion of Ukrainian cinema. One of the founders and Supervisory Board’s chairman of the newly created Directors Guild of Ukraine. (Filmography: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6484261)