We Will Not Fade Away

The screening will be followed by a discussion with:

Liza Atanova, a film protagonist
Maria Buchelnykova, Docudays, Docudays, Ukrainian organization documenting war crimes
Petras Autrevicius, Lithuanian MEP
Moderator: Sarah Sheil, Head of External Policies of the Union, European Parliament


About the film

In a village in the Donbas, we are presented with the story of five teenagers facing the life choice of the next stage of their education. They dream of leaving the war zone and exploring a world not ruled by missiles.

Photographer, engineer, policeman, actor. All occupations dreamt of by teenagers from a region ravaged by war. They all want to escape – to Kyiv or Lviv, to a world where they see Elon Musk’s visionary projects instead of vehicles carrying soldiers. The film’s heroes and heroines receive an unexpected offer from a Ukrainian traveller and embark on the pilgrimage of a lifetime to the Himalayas while the Russian invasion of Ukraine is underway. This story of hope, strength, and the will to live is also a testimony to how cruelly the war is affecting the lives and plans of the young Ukrainian generation.


We Will Not Fade Away

Original Title

Ми не згаснемо

Original Language

Russian, Ukrainian


English, Czech


Czech premiere

Year of Production


Country of Origin

France, Poland, Ukraine


97 min.


Children and Youth, Ukraine

Alisa Kovalenko
Alisa Kovalenko

2017 - Home Games
2016 - Alisa w krainie wojny

We Will Not Fade Away