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Ukraine directors bring horrors of Russian invasion to Sundance

A general view of the site where an apartment block was heavily damaged by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Dnipro, Ukraine, Jan 18, 2023 (Reuters file photo)

Two new documentaries from Ukrainian filmmakers highlighting the carnage wrought on their country by Russian aggression — and the insidious effects of Kremlin propaganda — premiere at the Sundance film festival this week.

“20 Days In Mariupol”, which screened Friday night, portrays in harrowing detail the arrival of war last year to a city that became one of the invasion’s bloodiest battle sites, all captured by video journalists under siege.

And “Iron Butterflies”, premiering Sunday, chronicles the 2014 downing of Malaysia…

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