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‘War Through the Eyes of Animals’: Ukrainian anthology film set for release

The anthology film about the war in Ukraine will tell insightful stories based on real events and show the trials that animals have to endure during war.

MAX GOLDBART: Sean Penn-starring Ukrainian anthology movie War Through the Eyes of Animals has wrapped shooting in LA and more details have emerged about Penn’s involvement.

The movie is told in nine parts and shines a spotlight on animals affected by ecocide due to the war in Ukraine, which has been raging for nearly two years. Filming recently wrapped in LA and a second phase will begin in Ukraine shortly.

Penn stars in the final story titled ‘The Eagle,’ written and filmed by renowned director Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi (The Tribe), which pays tribute to a Ukrainian nature reserve around Chernobyl ravaged by war…

Penn has been one of the most prominent anti-war voices in Hollywood. He has met President Volodymyr Zelensky several times and co-directed a documentary about him, Superpower, which was initially planned before the war broke out…

War Through the Eyes of Animals is being produced by Ukrainian production outfits SOTA Cinema Group and Kleos Art, with Oleg Kokhan and Oleksiy Makukhin serving as producers.

“All the stories in our film anthology are based on real events,” noted Kokhan, “and it is crucial for us that artists of Sean Penn’s caliber not only acknowledge the terrifying reality we depict, but also contribute their voices. This underscores the relevance of the film’s ecocide theme in Ukraine. Every bullet, every rocket fragment, and every drop of polluted fuel that contaminates our land represents a slow-acting chemical weapon that devastates our ecosystem. Sean Penn has witnessed firsthand the situation in Ukraine, making it unnecessary to convince him of the theme’s importance. He belongs to the select group of stars who wholeheartedly support causes they believe in and are ready to take action.”

War Through the Eyes of Animals is set for release in the winter of 2023-2024. SOURCE…


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