Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Good documentaries expose characters and conflicts that are unfamiliar to most audience members. Sometimes, however, these films also open wounds that are almost too painful to behold.
“A Sniper’s War,” a documentary that received its world premiere in Santa Barbara, chronicles the civil war in Ukraine from the perspective of a pro-Russian sniper consumed with hatred.
It’s unusual to film a documentary through the eyes of an unsympathetic protagonist, but director Olya Schechter managed to achieve unusual access to a tormented soldier.
The resulting portrait won’t reach a large audience, but it should stir plenty of conversation wherever it shows.
Read the story at The Hollywood Reporter.
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