Religion has always been intertwined with politics and war, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine is a prime example. The Russian Orthodox Church, under the guidance of Patriarch Kirill, has often expressed its support for the war effort, suggesting that it is a holy struggle against enemies of the faith. This sentiment has been echoed by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who has sent Muslim soldiers into Ukraine as part of this “holy war”.
The documentary film “Ukraine’s Muslims: Between Two Worlds” takes an in-depth look at how religion — both Christian and Muslim — affects life in modern-day Ukraine. We hear from Ukrainian Muslim bloggers whose lives have been impacted by the conflict. We also spend time with artist Masha Maroz, who shares her experience with ancestral rites in Polesia and Mihaela Drăgan who speaks of Roma superstitions about witches.
This film provides a unique insight into how religion shapes people’s everyday lives in a country torn apart by war. It captures their struggles and hopes for peace amidst adversity. We invite you to join us on this journey through Ukraine’s history and culture as we uncover what lies beneath the headlines about Russia’s invasion. Don’t miss out on this important story – watch “Ukraine’s Muslims: Between Two Worlds” today!