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“The Deserter”

With Andrea Sceresini, Giuseppe Borello, Tatsiana Khamliuk

25 September 2022    14:30 - 16:00

Cinema Astra – Sala Rubino

Via Francesco Rismondo, 21
Modena, 41121 Italia


Screening of the “special mention” film at DIG Pitch 2021 by Giuseppe Borello, Andrea Sceresini, Tatsiana Khamliuk. Screening in the presence of the authors. and Andrea Rocchelli’s parents

Synopsis: “The Deserter”

Eight years after the deaths of Andy Rocchelli and Andrej Mironov, who were killed by mortar fire in the Donbass while doing their work as journalists, statements emerge from some former Ukrainian military personnel that tell a new truth about those dramatic events. After years of investigation and trial, the Italian justice system acquitted the only defendant on formal defects, but established an important truth: that it was a Ukrainian army unit, the 95th Airborne Brigade, that opened mortar fire. Today some former soldiers from that unit have agreed to speak and confirm the judiciary’s reconstruction. The 95th Brigade commander was Mykhailo Zabrodskyi, according to one of the witnesses he personally gave the order to shoot at the reporters.

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Giuseppe Borello

dJournalist and correspondent

He is 39. He worked for four years in banking before devoting himself full time to journalism. In 2013 he won the “Giuseppe D’Avanzo” grant and began his collaboration with La Repubblica. He is part of the editorial team where…

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Tatsiana Khamliuk


She graduated from the Minsk Academy of Art in television directing and worked at Belarusian television. In 2016, he graduated from IULM in Milan with a master’s degree in Cinema, Television and New Media. Among her many collaborations are those…

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Andrea Sceresini

Journalist and correspondent

Andrea Sceresini (Sondrio 1983) is a freelance journalist, author of investigations and war reportage. He has worked extensively in Ukraine, Venezuela, and other crisis areas and has dealt with massacres and black terrorism. He writes books for Chiarelettere, articles for…

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