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        Montreal/MML Inc.:  The feature documentary film (75mins.) “Recovery Room” directed by Adriana Luhovy and produced by Yurij Luhovy, has been entered into international film competitions and has won ten film awards so far.  It is a story of hope, resilience and compassion in time of war in Ukraine. By entering the documentary film into international competitions it gives broad public exposure to the ongoing war in eastern Ukraine, its impact and the humanitarian aid extended by the West.

        At the 2017 Accolade Global Film Competition in California, “Recovery Room” has won “Award of Merit” in six categories which included, Award of Merit for Documentary Feature, Women Filmmakers (Adriana Luhovy), Editing (Yurij Luhovy), Viewer Impact: Content/Message Delivery, Sound Editing/Sound Mixing (Roman Luhovy, Kyiv), Narration/Voice-Over Talent (Joseph Bohbot, Montreal).

        As stated by Rick Prichett, the Competition Director, “…our judges base their decisions on the quality, creativity and technical aspects of each piece.  The award appropriately reflects the endless hours you and your team have spent to create your outstanding production!”

        At the 2017 Hollywood International Independent Documentary Festival Awards in Los Angeles, “Recovery Room” has won “Award of Recognition” in three categories, which includes, Woman Filmmaker (Adriana Luhovy), Foreign Feature Documentary (Canada), and Music Score (Roman Luhovy, composer, Kyiv).

        At the 2017 IndieFEST Film Award Competition,  “Recovery Room” received “Award of Merit” for Documentary Feature (Canada).

        Based on interviews with wounded soldiers, medical teams, and unique archival war footage, “Recovery Room” follows the journey of dedicated Canadian volunteers, plastic surgeons and nurses at the Main Military Clinical Hospital in Kyiv who helped to make a difference in the lives of wounded soldiers, victims of Russia’s invasion of eastern Ukraine.  The medical missions were organized under the auspices of the Canada Ukraine Foundation. The award-winning documentary progressively unfolds events from its beginnings, to the illegal annexation of Crimea, Russia’s invasion of eastern Ukraine and the current ongoing war.

        “Recovery Room” includes an eye-witness account of the tragic death of U.S. army veteran volunteer soldier, Mark Paslawsky “Franko” during a battle in eastern Ukraine, the only American fighting in the Donbas Battalion.

        Supported by BCUFoundation and Ucrainica Research Institute, the documentary was screened at a special showing to delegates from across Canada and invited guests in April at the XXVII National Convention of LUC and XXI National Convention of LUCW,  to a standing ovation.

        The trailer for the film at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E3DR4aULmg

        For further information, or to help support the film, see  www.recoveryroomthemovie.com or call 514 481 5871.

Photo credits: MML Inc.  






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