It turns out that Penn, one of Hollywood’s most politically active celebrities, is in Ukraine under a Russian attack.
Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn shoots a documentary amid Russia’s massive invasion of Ukraine. Although US citizens have been advised by the State Department to leave Ukraine as soon as possible, Penn ignores this call and continues his documentary work on the Russian occupation and Ukraine’s struggle for independence.
Penn, who met with senior government officials and collected field footage, arrived in Ukraine this week but has been preparing the documentary since November 2021, when Russia began sending troops to the Ukrainian border, sparking speculation about a possible invasion. Penn has attended government press briefings since the invasion began, as well as speaking with local journalists, military officials, and deputy prime minister Iryna Vereshchuk.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr ZelenskyIn a post he made on his official Instagram account, he included a video taken while evaluating the events with Penn. “The director specially came to Kyiv to record all the events currently happening in Ukraine and to tell the world the truth about the Russian invasion of our country,” the Ukrainian government said in a statement. statements were included. “Sean Penn is among the supporters of Ukraine in Ukraine today. Our country is grateful to him for such a display of courage and honesty.
Known not only for his successful acting but also for his documentaries on issues on the world’s agenda, Sean Penn came to Istanbul in 2018 to shoot a documentary on the murder of Cemal Khashoggi. He had previously come to the fore by making a secret interview with the famous Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, better known as El Chapo (Squirt). It was even claimed that these interviews with Penn led to the capture of El Chapo. Mexican sources confirmed that they were following Sean Penn to capture El Chapo, which they could not capture.
Endeavor Content and Vice Studios are producing Penn’s upcoming documentary on Ukraine. The release date of the documentary has not been announced yet.