AIIA Victoria invites you to the 2023 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival's exclusive in-cinema screening of A Rising Fury at Cinema Nova.

A Rising Fury (2022) follows two hopeful Ukrainian idealists from the peaceful protest in Kyiv in 2013 to the full-scale Russian invasion to Ukraine in 2022. Pavlo and Svitlana met and fell in love at the Maidan Revolution and were filmed over 8 years with several expeditions to the frontlines of the war. When Russia invades Crimea and Donbas in 2014, Pavlo loses his family home and joins the Ukrainian military effort. To defend his nation, he engages in deadly firefights against former friends and a close military instructor who join Russian forces. As Svitlana transports food and medical supplies, both find themselves on the battle lines, protecting their land, democracy, and their relationship.

Film Awards: 1 Win and 5 Nominations

The film starts at 8:15pm, please arrive at least 20 minutes before the screening time. We will meet at the Cinema Nova Bar.

Printed tickets will be provided by AIIA Victoria at the cinema on the night.


AIIA Victoria gratefully acknowledges the Walter Mangold Trust Fund for its ongoing support of our young members.


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Cinema Nova
380 Lygon Street
Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia

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