Iron Butterflies

Roman Liubyi
Ukraine, Germany, 2023, 84 min

Guest festival: Docudays UA

2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down by Russian forces over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. This attack, and its possible ramifications for the then-ongoing war in Donbass, was immediately denied by the Russian government and media. Director Roman Liubyi uses a wealth of visual material and individual testimonies to craft this artful yet evidence-driven examination of a turning point in recent world history.