In The Rearview

Directed by Maciek Hamela
Maciek Hamela
Film Movement
84 Minutes
Poland, France, Ukraine
Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, English, French
Not Rated
Theatrical booking
Erin Farrell
Festival and non-theatrical booking
Erin Farrell
Materials and print traffic
Erin Farrell


In a volunteer aid van occupied by multiple generations of civilians, an authentic and intimate observation of the war in Ukraine unfolds. Each passenger is unique in age, origin and circumstance, but alike in where they find themselves — fleeing their homes while huddled together in a cramped back seat. Bound for Poland, the vehicle operates as their shelter, waiting room, hospital and confessional.

Shot almost entirely inside driver/director Maciek Hamela's van, In the Rearview uses "the power of protest through personal filmmaking instead of blunt messaging" ( to create a collective portrait of those most vulnerable in this ongoing geopolitical struggle.

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