• Dodomu

  • Belonging

  • Writing to Reach You

  • The Displaced

  • Sanctuary

  • The Unforgotten

  • Limbo

Dodomu

  • Director Neil P. George
  • Year 2022
  • Country Poland
  • Duration 36 mins

Synopsis

In February 2022, Russia launched its full-scale war in Ukraine, triggering a mass exodus of people fleeing Ukraine to various countries across Europe. "Dodomu," meaning "home" or "homeward bound" in Ukrainian, is a poignant documentary that follows the journey of three Ukrainian refugees as they navigate the challenges of starting anew in a foreign land. The film offers a glimpse into the lives of the refugees, revealing their struggles to rebuild their lives in Poland and their hopes for the future. Through candid interviews and cinematic storytelling, the movie exposes the complexities of refugee matters and the difficult decisions that Ukrainians have had to make in the face of conflict. As a National Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR and the film's narrator, Jung Woo-Sung brings a unique perspective to the film, examining the global plight of refugees and offering a call to action for viewers to empathize with their struggle and support those in need. Through powerful storytelling and intimate portraits of those affected by the war, "Dodomu" stands as a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit in times of crisis.

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Director’s notes

In producing this film, I aim to shed a brighter light on the plight of refugees worldwide, emphasizing the universal right of seeking protection granted by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Human rights, being inherent to all individuals, cannot be selectively granted by signatories. Refugees, regardless of their origin, need safety and support while they are forced to flee their homes. The ongoing war in Ukraine serves as a poignant reminder of the unpredictable nature of refugee matters. This film is a compelling call-to-action documentary that revolves around the lives of three Ukrainian refugees. Its primary objective is to raise awareness and enable viewers to truly grasp the reality faced by refugees across the globe. By presenting personal stories and experiences, I hope to foster a deeper understanding of the challenges and aspirations of refugees, thereby inspiring action and empathy.