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A Lithuanian director died in Mariupol

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Lithuanian documentary filmmaker Mantas Kvedaravičius was killed in Mariupol, which was besieged by Russian troops. reported on Facebook his colleague Vitaly Mansky.

Kvedaravičius is the author of the documentary “Barzah” about Kadyrov’s Chechnya, which he secretly shot. He talked about his films in an interview Radio Liberty.

Human rights activist Varvara Parkhomenko in her Facebook post notedthat she met Kvedaravičius in Grozny 15 years ago.

“He was filming about enforced disappearances at the time, he was incredibly brave, alive and cheerful,” the human rights activist wrote.

On in words Chairman of the Board of the Memorial Human Rights Center Alexander Cherkasov, Kvedaravičius was “a man of insane fearlessness and quiet dignity, able to smile in hell”: “He worked in Chechnya, with the Memorials, in the most difficult times. When Natasha [Эстемирову] killed. “

The death of 45-year-old Kvedaravičius was confirmed by the Lithuanian portal 15min. According to the publication, a rocket hit the car in which Kvedaravičius was driving. He was hospitalized, but could not be saved.

One of Quedaravicius’ last films, Mariupolis, was about a city that is currently being fought fiercely. It was a film about frontline life, in which there was almost no politics: the picture included only one scene of the celebration of May 9, when in the main square of Mariupol argued Russian supporters with St. George’s ribbons and those who went there with the Ukrainian symbol of victory – red poppy.

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