Anti-American views led Deki, a sniper, to the war in Eastern Ukraine. Now his life is under threat—on social media, he has been challenged to a “duel” with the enemy. At the forefront with her protagonist, the direct observes the complex character of a person who is walking along a knife’s edge every day. Who is Deki, really—a soldier or a victim of circumstances?
About the director: Olga Schechter studied politics and environmental science at New York University. After working as a journalist for Newsweek, she studied documentary film at the New York Film Academy. During her studies, she became interested in Russia-U.S. relations and the Ukrainian crisis, as a result of which she spent three years in Eastern Ukraine shooting this film.