Last minute: Lithuanian film director killed in Ukraine

Last minute: Lithuanian film director killed in Ukraine

Lithuanian film director murdered in Ukraine

Lithuanian film director Mantas Kvedaravicius died in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, which was under Russian attacks.

Lithuanian film director Mantas Kvedaravicius died in Mariupol, one of the cities most affected by the war in Ukraine, where he was to document the Russian attacks in Ukraine.

Russian film director Vitaly Mansky said in a statement regarding the death of the Lithuanian director, “Our friend Artdocfest participant, Lithuanian documentary writer Mantas Kvedaravicius, was killed today in Mariupol, with a camera in his hand, in this ridiculous war.”

Kvedaravicius is known, among other things, for the conflict zone documentary “Mariupolis”, which premiered at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival.


Recently in Ukraine RussiaAmerican award-winning documentary producer Brent Renaud was also killed in the attacks. Renaud’s colleague was also injured in the incident.

In the statement made regarding the death of Reanud, who worked for the New York Times for a while, it was stated that “Brent was a talented photographer and filmmaker” for Renaud.

It has been learned that Renaud has made news and documentaries from some important points of the world in the last 20 years. Accordingly, Renaud discussed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the earthquake in Haiti, the violence in Chicago, the events in Egypt and Libya, and the cartel violence in Mexico.

According to IMDB, Renaud has won numerous awards, including the Peabody and duPont award. Renaud had been shooting for a documentary about immigrants for two years.

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