The Bright Path

Directed By: Iryna Riabenka
Origin Country: Germany, Ukraine
Date of Production: 2021
Duration Time: 56 minutes

Russian-occupied “Donetsk People’s Republic”, May 2017. After reporting from his hometown for several Ukrainian media outlets, young journalist Stanislav Aseyev is kidnapped and imprisoned in the torture camp called Izolyatsia – or Isolation – where he spends 962 days. After a prisoner exchange, Stanislav finishes his book about Isolation, which he began writing during his captivity.