Rule of Two Walls
Hop Film

Rule of Two Walls

November 12, 2023

This event occurred as part of the 23/24 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

An intimate look at the war in Ukraine, as seen through the eyes of artists who remained to make art as a defiant act in the face of aggression.

23/24 Hop Film

Rule of Two Walls - Trailer


For many Ukrainians, their first act of defiance was not to leave. This documentary follows artists on the ground during the Russian invasion who are continuing their work even as the world crumbles around them. Urgent, visceral and poetic, Rule of Two Walls does not avert its eyes from the horrible realities of life during wartime, but it finds inspiration in how artists are channeling those experiences into works of resistance, hope and, even, beauty.

D: David Gutnik, Ukraine, 2023, 1h16m

Programmed in conjunction with the Hood Museum's "Recording War" exhibition. Introduction by curator Elizabeth Mattison.


Recording War 

Fri, Nov 10, 4:00–4:45 pm
Join curator Elizabeth Rice Mattison for an introduction to the exhibition Recording War focusing on how artists use their work to grapple with the trauma of violence. 


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