Russell Bentley is an American soldier and war correspondent in Donetsk (eastern Ukraine).
He was on my podcast a few weeks ago. Feeling moved by his story, I wanted to know what daily life is like there. I asked Russell if he wouldn’t mind taking a few random videos with his cellphone.
A day in the life, if you will.
Russell was happy to oblige, and sent me a collection of clips. In spite of being a cartoonist (and not a filmmaker), I turned his short videos into a short film.