20 Days in Mariupol

FRONTLINE, The Associated Press

In the days following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022, international aid workers and journalists alike began to flee the besieged city of Mariupol. But a team of reporters from the Associated Press, led by Eastern Ukraine-born director Mstyslav Chernov, remained steadfast in their work. With their safety under constant threat, these intrepid filmmakers captured some of the most excruciating images of the war: fighter jets overhead followed by mass graves, some filled with children; a bombed maternity hospital and pregnant women fleeing it. For its harrowing account of civilian life during a brutal conflict, and its insistence on the world bearing witness, we award 20 Days in Mariupol with a Peabody.


Creator: FRONTLINE, The Associated Press. Executive Producers: Raney Aronson-Rath, Andrew Metz, Julie Pace, Derl McCridden. Producers: Mystyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner, Vasilisa Stepanenko, Raney Aronson Rath, Derl McCrudden, Lindsey Schneider. Director: Mystyslav Chernov. Editors: Michelle Mizner; Lauren Prestileo, Snezhana Potapchuk. Photography: Evgeniy Maloletka. Cinematography: Mystyslav Chernov. Composer: Jordan Dykstra.