Catalogue Impact Days
By Stanislav Kapralov

Searching for Nika

Searching for Nika

When Russian forces invade Ukraine, director Stas Kapralov’s family dog, Nika, goes missing. Determined to find her, Stas travels through a country ravaged by war and discovers the reality of volunteers who risk everything to save abandoned animals. His personal quest turns into a humanitarian mission, and he takes part in the rescue of a blind lion and the evacuation of animals in the midst of bombardments. Throughout his journey, he gathers testimonies of bravery and solidarity. A film that reminds us of the collateral damage to other living species caused by conflicts, never taken into account or recorded in official accounts.

Section : Competition - Focus
Country : Spain, Ukraine, United States
Original languages : Ukrainian, Russian, English
Subtitles : English, French
Director
Stanislav Kapralov
Producers
Yan Fisher
Taras Stadnikov
Roger Corbi
FISHCORB Films
Inner Gravity Pictures
Photographie
Danyl Dedkov
Lev Kostenko
Oleg Hiienko
Editing
Jordi Muñoz Salló
Danyl Dedkov
Music
Ricardo Curto
Duration
76’
Completion
2023