A film about a ten year boy, living near the front line in the Donbas, “the Distant barking of dogs” was awarded the prestigious Peabody Awards. About assistant Director Azad Safarov reported on his Facebook page the evening of June 10th.
“The film about Ukraine was the winner of mega-super-duper prestigious award Peabody Awards. Yes, Yes, this is our film “distant dogs barking” about 10-year-old boy from Donbass, who lives at the front line… for COVID 19 the ceremony was canceled”, – he wrote.
We are talking about the film by Danish Director Simon Lerenga of Wilmont, co-production of Denmark, Sweden and Finland.
The events in the film unfold in Eastern Ukraine. The plot revolves around the life of 10-year-old boy, Oleg, who lives with his grandmother in Gnutovo near Mariupol, near the frontline. After the outbreak of hostilities in the Donbass, they remain in the village and watching others leave. Through this story the film shows what it means to grow up in a war zone.