Penn State Ukrainian Society Presents

“A Rising Fury” (Ukraine, 2022): A documentary film. A talk. A fundraiser.


Thu, Sep 14, 2023


7:00 pm


Adult - $12 (includes fee); Student - $7 (includes fee)


The Friedman Auditorium
130 W. College Ave. State College, PA


Penn State Ukrainian Society
Penn State Ukrainian Society

Directed by Lesya Kalynska (USA, Ukraine) co-produced by TJ Collins (USA), Jonathan Borge Lie (Norway) and co-directed by Ruslan Batytskyi (Ukraine)

“A RISING FURY” follows two hopeful Ukrainian idealists from peaceful protests in Kyiv in 2013 to the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022. Pavlo and Svitlana meet and fall in love at the Maidan Revolution and are filmed over 8 years with several expeditions to the frontlines of the war. When Russia invaded Crimea and Donbas in 2014, Pavlo lost his family home and joined the Ukrainian military effort. To defend his nation, he engages in deadly firefights against former friends and a military instructor who joined Russian forces. As Svitlana transports food and medical supplies, both find themselves on the front lines, protecting their land, democracy, and their relationship. 

Followed by Q&A with the filmmakers. 

Proceeds will go to the following Ukrainian charities:

Dignitas fund:
Save Ukraine foundation:

Thank you to our sponsors:

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