As her country goes to war, 18-year-old Yana puts aside her dreams of becoming a doctor and creates a national movement, but she must find her deepest strength when she is in a life-threatening car accident.
Q&A to follow screening
Stefan Bugryn is an AACTA award nominated freelance film producer and director based in Melbourne, Australia. His career spans over 6 years in both narrative and non-fiction, commercial and non-commercial. In 2018, Stefan won Best Director: Short Film Category, and Best Short Film at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival for the first installment of his War Mothers documentary project. The premiere of the film was officially backed and supported by Time Out Australia. As of 2019, Stefan has been invited to be part of the judging panel for the festival, helping curate their short film category. The second installment of this project, War Mothers: Unbreakable, was one of 63 shorts films selected out of 5,100 to have it’s world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. The same project has seen Stefan speak at prestigious establishments such as Columbia University in New York, UNSW in Sydney, and San Diego State University in California. Stefan is currently developing a documentary project that looks at the relationship of farmers and their dogs as they navigate their way through the worst drought in Australian history.