“Deftly weaves a precise coming-of-age narrative into its morally urgent anti-war tableau.”
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Ten-year-old Oleg lives in the eastern part of Ukraine — a warzone that often echoes with anti-aircraft fire and missile strikes. While many have already left this dangerous area, Oleg remains with his grandmother, who has taken care of him since the death of his mother. They have nowhere else to go. This observational film follows a year in the life of Oleg, and emphasises the warm bond he has with his grandmother. THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS unveils the consequences of war bearing down on the children in Eastern Ukraine, and by natural extension, the scars and self-taught life lessons this generation will carry with them into the future.

This film is unclassified – restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult.

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Melbourne

FESTIVAL SELECTION
CPH:DOX 2018
Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2018
Melbourne International Film Festival 2018

AWARDS 
Best Nordic Documentary, Göteborg Film Festival 2018
Best First Appearance, IDFA 2018

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