On the 19th Day of the War

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Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose Sun, Mar 17 9:40 AM
While often fascinated by the make believe, the world of the real can often be more intriguing and entertaining. This series shows exactly how amazing the real world is.
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Short
Runtime (minutes):6
Original Language:English, Norwegian, Russian, Ukrainian
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Odveig Klyve
Producer(s):Odveig Klyve
Screenwriter:Odveig Klyve
Cinematography:Nils Petter Devold Midtun
Music By:Nils Petter Molvaer


When a war is going on, the consequences are terrible for many civilians. Together with documentary scenes from the war in Ukraine, voices from all over the world are heard in this short film. They express their reaction to the war, by translating and reading a poem.

The Norwegian poet, Odveig Klyve, wrote this poem on March 14, 2022, the 19th day of the war, and published it on social media the same day. The poem was quickly shared several thousand times. Spontaneously, people started to translate this poem, and it has now been translated into more than 100 different languages and dialects.