“Glory to the Heroes”: screening of BHL’s film at the United Nations
With Bernard-Henri Lévy
United Nations Plaza, New York • United States
In June 2023, Russia destroys the Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine and commits an unprecedented ecocide. In response, French philosopher and filmmaker Bernard-Henri Lévy returns to Ukraine to capture Ukraine’s deep humanity despite the dire conditions, and a civilian resilience and resistance unlike any other.
In Glory to the Heroes, Lévy spends the summer in eastern Ukraine recording for the world a passionate ode to Ukraine’s courage on the battlefield while also depicting the overwhelming sorrow sowed by Russia’s continuous attacks on civilians. On the ground during the Ukrainian counteroffensive, Lévy embeds with elite forces on the frontline. With unprecedented access, he captures the horrors of war, the hopefulness of the Ukrainian citizens and their optimism in the face of senseless destruction.
This film is, now more than ever, a painful reminder that this war is our war and it’s time for the West to urgently give Ukraine everything it needs to win.
Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 6:30 PM
A discussion with Bernard-Henri Lévy will follow the screening.
Trusteeship Council, United Nations Headquarters, Visitors entrance, First avenue at 45th Street, New York
Mandatory registration before November 30. A valid Government issued ID will be required. Name on RSVP must exactly match the Government issued ID. Each ticket must be nominative and is non-transferable. There will be strict ID and bag controls by UN Security before being granted entry in the UN building.