Zaporizhzhia: On the Frontier

September 7, 2023

Zaporizhzhia is a large industrial city in southeastern Ukraine. It is a key center of Ukrainian history and the homeland of the famous Zaporozhzhian Cossacks -- the warrior state of Ukraine's early modern history.

Today, over 70% of Zaporizhzhia Oblast is occupied by Russian troops. Zaporizhzhia is also a central hub of Ukraine's southern counteroffensive. It is now located a few dozen kilometers from the frontline.

  • UkraineWorld traveled to the city with PEN Ukraine and Ukraine Crisis Media Centre in June 2023 to bring aid to local libraries, deliver a vehicle for soldiers, and speak with local residents. This is our film about the trip.

The documentary is made with the support of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, and its Documenting Ukraine program.

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