Alisa in Warland

General Information

Original Title
Alisa w Krainie Wojny
Kovalenko, Alisa, director.
Ukrainian, Russian, French, English.
Poland : Doc'n'World, 2015.
Physical Description
HDD (74 min.)
Digital ver. identifier


Durakova, Liubov, , (director.)


Protagonist Alisa is a 26-year-old student at the film academy in Kiev. Her life was pretty normal until the day that President Viktor Yanukovych refused to sign the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. Suddenly, everything changed, protests erupted in the capital, with the inhabitants demanding the president’s resignation. Alisa witnessed the demonstrations and in this documentary embarks on a trip through Ukraine in an attempt to understand the war. Her journey takes her to the east of the country, where she comes across demonstrations again, this time of a pro-Russian character. Along the way, she faces shootings, explosions and the searing consequences of the war for the people of her country. Very much against her will, Alisa is then personally caught up in the war when she is arrested by separatists for spying. The risks she takes also jeopardize her romantic relationship with a French journalist. This candid self-portrait shows us a sensitive, concerned woman in search of answers. The direct, often handheld camerawork gives us an impression of Ukraine in the wake of the protests and of the tensions that arose among the various population groups.


Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Title Translation
Alisa in Warland
Library Special Collection
Verzio Film Festival Submission


Item Type Current Location Call Number Status Shelving Location Public Note
Digital filmOSA Film LibraryFL Record 4206
AvailableAccess Copy, MP4 format