Escape tells the true-life story of one family’s flight from war in Ukraine. When air raid sirens and rocket attacks began sounding in the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro, Anna Hetmanenko resolved against all her fears to remove her son, mother, dog and cat from danger, although it meant leaving her husband Vadim behind to fight the war. The world’s news outlets were inundated in March 2022 with stories of millions of Ukrainian families struggling to flee to Europe. Anna and her family were in the very midst of them. A few months later, Anna recalled the dramatic details of her family’s escape in the safe and idyllic surroundings of Kournas Lake on the island of Crete, in Greece. The film is in Russian with English subtitles. It has a running time of 25 minutes. Produced by Free Flight Films.

Oksana Mysina
Jacob Grand