In his latest documentary, the French philosopher and filmmaker Bernard-Henri Lévy reminds us that, nearly two years after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Western support is needed now more than ever. Lévy, who has already released the films Why Ukraine and Slava Ukraini since the conflict began, zooms into the Russian destruction of the Kakhovka Dam, in June 2023, for his new documentary, Glory to the Heroes. Returning to Ukraine once more, the French intellectual conveys simultaneous mourning and resistance in discreet, unembellished fashion. While spending the summer in the eastern part of the country, Lévy collected personal accounts from civilians and military forces as well as images of demolished towns and active battle scenes. Showing on December 6 at the United Nations, this war diary offers a unique and intimate glimpse into the current condition of Ukraine. ( —Jeanne Malle

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