Philly Stands With Ukraine presents: Stop-Zemlia Charity Screening at BMFI

June 3, 2022


Contact: Roman Strakovsky, 215-920-8898,
Ellen Bedenko (610) 906-7185,

WHAT: In Kyiv, Ukraine, introverted teen Masha attempts to navigate the last year of high school with the help of her fellow non-conformist friends. But Masha is forced out of her comfort zone when she develops feelings for her classmate Sasha. Released only a few months before the invasion of Ukraine, Stop-Zemlia is a perceptive, authentic coming-of-age tale—and a portrait of a world upended by the ongoing conflict.

Released just months prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, this film is a window into another world. A world of regular teenagers growing up in a Ukrainian speaking Kyiv in an independent Ukraine. A world that audiences must now realize has been irrevocably shattered, but also a perspective that allows one to imagine a Ukraine that’s different than the images of endless destruction we see on TV and the internet.

WHEN:  Saturday, June 11th, 2022 3:30 PM

WHERE: Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA

DETAILS:  This screening is presented by Philly Stands With Ukraine and Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Proceeds will go to Voices of Children, a non-profit providing mental health services for Ukrainian children affected by the fighting. Standard ticket prices apply, with opportunity to donate more if desired.

This the first screening from the Modern Ukraine Film Series, focused on the modern wave (post-2014) of Ukrainian cinema.

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Philly Stands With Ukraine

Modern Ukraine Film Series

About Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Bryn Mawr Film Institute (BMFI) is a nonprofit, member-supported motion picture theater and film education center located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. BMFI is dedicated to promoting shared experiences that entertain, engage, and educate audiences through a diverse range of independent-minded films, a full curriculum of courses, and an extensive program of special events. BMFI was established in 2005 and has since become one of the nation’s largest and most successful art house theaters.

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Release provided by Philly Stands With Ukraine