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As the war starts in Ukraine, six years old Nina is sent to her grandma’s remote home hidden deep in the forest. In the shack outside, Nina encounters a badly wounded Russian soldier.


Hedgehog “Yizhachok” introduces a different perspective on the Ukrainian- Russian conflict by offering a narrative told from a 6 years old Ukrainian Girl’s point of view who encounters a badly wounded Russian soldier in her grandmother’s shack.

It can be hard to take a close look at ourselves and ask, “Will I do the right thing when confronted with a difficult choice?” While many people avoid doing so, Hedgehog “Yizhachok” does just that.


At the end of the day, ethics are defined as moral principles that govern our actions. Many of us may never be faced with many of the dilemmas displayed in the film, nevertheless, being human, we have one moral obligation — to be human to each other!


In the words of Dalai Lama, “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”

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