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A family in a car together, all eyes on a little girl in centerframe. She holds out a note.

In the Rearview
(Skąd dokąd)

  •   Maciek Hamela
  •   Poland, France, Ukraine

In the heart of battle-ravaged Ukraine, a minivan picks up civilians, each with their own unique story, as they journey away from their homes to safer points unknown. Filmed almost entirely inside his vehicle, Polish aid worker-turned-filmmaker Maciek Hamela eschews depictions of carnage in order to capture the psychological costs and tragic consequences of the Russian invasion. Squashed in Hamela’s backseat, a family sheds tears over abandoning their cow. A young man speaks stoically about being tortured by Russian soldiers. Five-year-old Sanya has stopped speaking. As Hamela’s taxi navigates checkpoints, minefields, and Russian attacks, In the Rearview displays faces — young and old, devastated and resilient — offering a moving and sublime reflection of humanity in the midst of war.


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Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Director Maciek Hamela

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Documentary Program Sponsors

Logo: WTTW (2019)Cynthia Stone Raskin

Event Information

Monday, October 16, 2023
5:00pm

  •   84 minutes
LOCATION
AMC NEWCITY 14
1500 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60610 United States


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