Film Screening: 'A Rising Fury'

Screening of a chronicle of the war in Ukraine, followed by Q&A with filmmaker Lesya Kalynska

Film Screening:

Friday, February 10, 2023
7:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Filmed for almost 9 years “A Rising Fury” follows a young man and woman who meet and fall in love during the Revolution of Dignity in 2013-2014.

No registration required.

UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television in co-sponsorship with UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, UCLA Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures, UCLA Department of History, and UCLA Department of Political Science invite you to the screening of A Rising Fury, a documentary about the war in Ukraine filmed over 9 years. The screening will take place in James Bridges Theater on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 7pm and will be followed by Q&A with filmmaker Lesya Kalynska.


A Rising Fury follows two hopeful Ukrainian idealists for almost 9 years from the peaceful protests in Kyiv in 2013 to the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022. Pavlo and Svitlana met and fell in love at the Maidan Revolution. 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 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.


Originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, filmmaker Lesya Kalynska was trained at NYU's Tisch Film School and devoted much of her career to capturing vulnerable subjects displaced by Russia's invasion of Georgia (2008) and Ukraine (2014-present).

General information

Running time: 82 min
Country: USA, Ukraine, Norway
Languages: English, Ukrainian, Russian


James Bridges Theater, UCLA Campus
Melnitz Hall 1409
235 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Related Document: A-Rising-Fury-poster.-5k-rvy.pdf

Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, Department of History, Department of Slavic, East European & Eurasian Languages & Cultures, Political Science