When the Soviets invaded Ukraine, Olia Ilkiv, a 27-year-old mother of two young children joined the Ukrainian Resistance Army. But when the KGB caught and arrested her, they subjected her to torture and prison. They also dispatched her children for adoption with changed names in an orphanage. Olia still refused to give up information about her compatriots, assuming she’d never see her children again. But she never imagined, more than a decade later, one of her most hated captors would be instrumental in retracing her son and daughter.
The characters in our film have such amazing stories that only a portion of what we filmed was able to fit into a 90-minute documentary. Here are some of Olia Ilkiv’s untold stories.
Olia Ilkiv in Ostriv (Watch Video)
A fake doctor and two terrible
seamstresses (Watch Video)
The Ambush (Watch Video)
Here I was arrested (Watch Video)