To say that Ukraine today is the very inflamed part of the world is no exaggeration. Every single day, billions of people are struggling for the right to live in a free and peaceful country. Our brave soldiers, medics, volunteers, volunteer fighters, all Ukrainians in general, who unhesitatingly defend their motherland from Russian invaders, impressed the whole world with their fearless resistance. We must protect our home in any possible way, fight to the finish - and win. The war changed all of us forever, and the world should know the history of these transformations.
Ukrainian director and cinematographer Oleg Tolmachov has created a cycle of exclusive documentaries about ordinary people affected by the war in Ukraine. The first episodes are dedicated to residents of Kyiv, Bucha, Irpin, Borodyanka, and the Chernihiv region, who told about their struggles during the events of the occupation. They have different stories but share the same goal - victory.
Episode 4. Odesa, Ukraine. April 2022
While Ukrainian soldiers are fighting for freedom and a peaceful future for the country, plenty of Ukrainians became unsung heroes themselves. It is during the war when you understand that each of us is a part of the greater whole, so everyone’s help is crucial, no matter what is their job.
Almost from the very beginning of the war, one of the fancy ateliers in Odesa became a garment factory that sews clothes, tactical gear, and accessories for the Ukrainian military. Instead of posh dresses and tuxedos, the company produces bulletproof vests and thermal underwear, which are absolutely necessary for our warriors.