Sean Penn shoots a documentary in Ukraine during the Russian invasion
Sean Penn likes to be with his camera where the news is and capture it. he has turned it to demonstrate with the Russian invasion about Ukraine. The Oscar winner for Mystic River has gone to cover the conflict with the intention of shooting a documentary. For several days, Penn has been in Ukraine to record a film for Vice Studios about the invasion that the country has suffered since Thursday by Russian troops. As reported on its Facebook page by the office of the Ukrainian Presidency, "the director came to Kiev specifically to record all events taking place in Ukraine as a documentary filmmaker and to tell the world the truth about Russia's invasion of our country. ".
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"Today, Sean Penn is among those who support Ukraine in Ukraine. Our country thanks him for such a show of courage and honesty," the official statement added. The Presidency also informs that on Thursday, the director of Towards wild routes he visited the Office of the President, Volodimir Zelenski, and attended a press conference by Iryna Vereshchuk, Deputy Prime Minister and Advisor to the Office of the Head of State. The actor was speaking with accredited journalists at the press conference and with the military. "He saw how we defend our country," explains the official note.
"Sean Penn shows courage that many others, including Western politicians, lack. The more people who come to our country now, as true friends of Ukraine, who support the struggle for freedom, the sooner it will be possible to stop Russia's treacherous attack." , specifies the official note. The actor and director has already paid a visit to Ukraine in November 2021 for the first time to prepare this documentary, amid tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
Penn is also in the process of creating another political documentary. This time about Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi dissident journalist who was assassinated at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Istanbul. Years ago, Penn was the center of controversy for another approach to the present, his interview with Chapo Guzmán while he was on the run from the authorities and shortly before he was arrested again.