Iron Butterflies

Roman Liubiy

Documentary, 2023

Synopsis

In summer 2014, sunflower fields and coal mines in eastern Ukraine turn into a 12 square kilometers crime scene. A multi-layered investigation into the downing of flight MH17, in which a butterfly-shaped shrapnel found in the pilot’s body implicated the state responsible for a war crime that remains unpunished.

Festivals

Sundance 2023
– World Cinema Documentary Competition

Berlinale 2023
– Panorama

Crew

Authors –
Roman Liubiy
Mila Zhluktenko

Director –
Roman Liubiy

Producer –
Andrii Kotliar, Volodymyr Tykhyy (Babylon’13)

Co-Producers –
David Armati Lechner, Isabelle Bertolone, Trini Götze (Trimafilm)

TV Broadcaster –
rbb, arte

Funded by –
Ukrainian Cultural Foundation
Ukrainian State Film Agency

DoP –
Andrii Kotliar

Editor –
Roman Liubiy
Mila Zhluktenko

Sound –
Andrii Rohachov

Production Design –
Volodymyr Liubiy

Music –
Anton Baibakov, Oleksandra Morozova

Press contact

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World Sales

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Details

Production –
Ukraine / Germany 2023

Picture –
1:1,78

Sound –
5.1 SRD

Length –
84 min.