A Rising Fury follows two hopeful Ukrainian idealists from the peaceful protest in Kyiv in 2013 to the full-scale Russian invasion to Ukraine in 2022. Pavlo and Svitlana met and fell in love at the Maidan Revolution and were filmed over 8 years with several expeditions to the frontlines of the war. Pavlo loses his family home from the invasion and joins the Ukrainian military. Both find themselves on the battle lines, protecting their land, democracy, and their relationship.
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A Rising Fury
Directed by Lesya Kalynska and Ruslan Batytskyi.
Producers: TJ Collins, Jonathan Borge Lie, Lesya Kalynska and Ruslan Batytskyi.
We are so grateful to our characters, friends, crew members
and all organizations and individuals who’ve supported our team!
The U.S. organizations and funds supporting the project include:
Sundance Institute Documentary Film Fund
Shevchenko Scientific Society
Razom for Ukraine
UCCA (Ukrainian Congress Committee of America)
Murray State University
Still Point Foundation
Additional support in U.S. by:
New York University
The Ukrainian Museum in New York City
Ukrainian Film Club at Columbia University
Women Make Movies
Our special gratitude is to:
Leonard and Helena Mazur,
Dianna Derhak and Alexandra Zawadiwsky
European organizations and funds supporting the project include:
IDFA Bertha Fund, Netherlands
Bertha Doc Society Journalism Fund, UK
The Fritt Ord Foundation, Norway
Sorfond, The Norwegian South Film Fund, Norway