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When your country invades another

In recent years, many people have felt that it is impossible to live in Russia and have left the country. However, the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine has made them painfully aware that they cannot escape their origins. This Autumn, we are organizing a special screening of two documentary short films, followed by discussions, about what it is like to be from an invading country. 

“Being Russian – when your country invades another” (40 min), portrays two young Russian women in Sweden dealing with their overwhelming sense of responsibility to oppose the war as Russians and the conflicts that arise from that. “Winter, evil, death” (4 min) asks how to relate to a Slavic holiday like “Pancake Day” as a Russian, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The main participants in the films are engaged in the Anti-war Committee in Sweden «Russians Against War». Both films are made by Swedish director Milda Rönn.