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The Hollywood Reporter - "A Sniper's War: Film Review I Santa Barbara 2018" by Stephen Farber

 "A potent portrait of an anti-American killer."

Independent - "A Sniper's War' Director Olga Schechter" by Matt Kettmann

"A Sniper’s War is the fascinating, disturbing, and intimate portrait of a Serbian sniper named Deki who’s moved to the rebel-declared, Russian-basked republic of Donetsk to lend his murderous expertise to fight off the NATO-backed Ukrainian Army."

Broadway World - "A Sniper's War to Premier at Santa Barbara International Film Festival" 

"The filmmaker obtains unprecedented access to military bases and frontline battles. She collected hundreds of hours of footage to paint an intimate portrait of the complex and fascinating nature of a sniper. Is Deki simply a man searching for purpose? A victim of historical events? Or is he a criminal, a terrorist, and a vicious killer?"

FILM THREAT - "Featured A Sniper's War" by Bradley Gibson

"Schechter tried to keep politics out of it, telling the story of a man, not the story of a war. She decided the best way to do this was to let him speak. It took four edits to strike the right balance. The result is a stunning film that will knock you back in your seat and show you a wider world. It seems like an alternate universe that it’s hard to believe is only 5700 air miles from here, a 14-hour flight."

Counter Punch - "The Tortured State of Ukrainian Society" by Louis Proyect

"Olya Schechter’s stunning documentary serves as a wake-up call for me to catch up on developments in the country that Lenin described as having the same relationship to Russia that Ireland had to Great Britain."

Flickering Myth - "Exclusive Watch the trailer for documentary A Sniper’s War" by Gary Collinson

"The filmmaker obtains unprecedented access to military bases and frontline battles. She collected hundreds of hours of footage to paint an intimate portrait of the complex and fascinating nature of a sniper. Is Deki simply a man searching for purpose?"

  A SNIPER’S WAR - NEW YORK PREMIERE

A SNIPER’S WAR - NEW YORK PREMIERE