True Story, episode 25: Alina Gorlova

15. 12. 2021

Author: Veronika Zýková

In this episode of True Story documentary podcast, we talk to Alina Gorlova, the director of No Obvious Signs (MDR Film Prize at DOK Leipzig) and This Rain Will Never Stop (IDFA First Appearence Award), about being on frontline, bravery and traumas. The film is available via FILMOTOR on Vimeo and at

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About No Obvious Signs
“No obvious signs” is the phrase, which Ukrainian soldiers hear in hospitals, where they come with physiological traumas and in need of help.
But until their bodies have no injuries, not only doctors, but even society doesn’t notice their problems.
This is the story of the woman soldier, Oksana Yakubova, who returns from war. Talking to psychologists, battling her PTSD and panic attacks, she tries hard to get back to normal life. The documentary shows her path from the beginning of her rehabilitation process till her way to the normal family life and work.
What is left backstage of the heroic videos of the warriors in Ukraine? What do they have to face, one on one, in peaceful life, and where does the war stop?

World premiere: DOCU DAYS Ukraine – DOCU/ RIGHTS Award, International premiere – DOK Leipzig 2018 – International Competition, Verzio Doc, Festival Dei Popoli, Kasseler DokFest, Watch Docs Poland, DOKER Moscow, Planeta Doc Brasil, Szczecin European Film Festival, Film Festival Diritti Umani Lugano

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