The Distant Barking of Dogs

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
6:30 PM, Friday, September 16, 2022 PST
Location: Kirkland, WA (click for map)

Please join Meaningful Movies in Kirkland for The Distant Barking of Dogs, a beautiful, powerful film from the frontlines of war-torn Ukraine.  We will be showing the film live (in-person) at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church and also offering it online over Zoom and for individual viewing at home.

The Distant Barking of Dogs follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg over a year, witnessing the gradual erosion of his innocence beneath the pressures of the on-going war in Eastern Ukraine. Having no other place to go, Oleg and his grandmother Alexandra stay and watch as others leave the village, showing just how crucial – and fragile – family is for survival.

This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS (  The film is directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont.

Please register for the event and indicate whether you plan to join us in person or online: 

Please note that it is not necessary to create an Eventbrite account to register for this event.

For those joining us online, the film will be streamed (shown online) within the Zoom meeting followed by the community discussion. A detailed schedule will be sent by email prior to the event.

Please email us at if you have any questions.

Release Year: 2017

Running Time: 52 minutes

Director: Simon Lereng Wilmont

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  1. France
    #1 France 14 September, 2022, 11:11

    Larissa Chuprina, born in Eastern Ukraine will be joining us for the discussion

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