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Screening of the documentary film “Wartime Notes” by Barbara Cupisti on the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Wartime Notes

On the occasion of the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Permanent Mission of Italy to the OSCE, in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute in Vienna, organised the screening of the documentary film “Wartime Notes” by Barbara Cupisti, produced by Clipper Media with Rai Cinema.

The film chronicles the unarmed resistance in Ukraine and highlights the experience and choices of some individuals who tried to “find meaning in the futility of war by discovering the strength and courage of Ukrainian women and men”. One of the film’s protagonists is Oleksandra Matviichuk, Nobel Peace Prize 2022.

“Wartime Notes” has received numerous international awards. It was presented out of competition at the 52nd Molodist Kyiv Film Festival, at the 9th International Documentary Festival Visioni dal Mondo in Milan and at the 44th Florence Film and Women’s Festival. “Wartime Notes” won the Best Foreign Film award at the Bir Duino Film Festival in Kyrgyzstan.

The film is available on the RaiPlay platform:

The screening was introduced by Amb. Stefano Baldi, Permanent Representative of Italy to the OSCE, and Amb. Giovanni Pugliese, Ambassador of Italy to Austria, followed by the President of Rai Cinema Nicola Claudio and director Barbara Cupisti. Clipper Media producers Sandro Bartolozzi and Barbara Meleleo, the director of photography Antonello Sarao and the Head of Rai doc production Gabriele Genuino, and the Hon. Eugenio Zoffili, President of the Italian delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, were also present.

The event took place at the Italian Cultural Institute in Vienna on 23 February 2024 and was attended by numerous Ambassadors and other representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Vienna as well as OSCE officials. The screening confirmed the strong emotional impact of the film’s stories and images among the Viennese audience.


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