On 17 July 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by Russian forces over eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people. The truth of this attack has been questioned by Russian officials and media, even as evidence such as butterfly-shaped splinters appear in the bodies of the pilots. These denials became more daring as time went on. This tragedy explored in depth in Iron Butterflies, took lives and changed our future. The film delves into the lies and violence surrounding the incident and highlights its significance in recent history.
Roman Liubyi is a Ukrainian film director, member of the film collective Babylon'13: the cinema of civil society since 2013. After the screening, he will discuss his documentary work with Kseniya Kharchenko, IWM Documenting Ukraine program manager.