Saturday, July 20, 2024

Sean Penn Drops Ukraine Documentary “Superpower” on YouTube for Free Today, for One Year


Sean Penn has dropped his Ukraine documentary onto YouTube for free, for one year.

The doc, called “Superpower,” had previously been available on Paramount Plus.

“Superpower” is described as a heart-wrenching glimpse into a country fighting for its freedom, featuring a series of intimate interviews done by Penn with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and others from seven trips over nearly a two-year period.

“Rarely do you get to be an eyewitness to history as (Sean) Penn did with President Zelensky in his bunker as Russian bombs exploded over Kyiv,” says Susan Zirinsky, President of See it Now Studios. “The film is so powerful and immersive because of Penn’s journey meeting families who have lost everything, bombed out apartments, schools and to the front lines where soldiers were putting their lives on the line. Penn understands that the world had changed.”

“To make this film available for free has been my dream from the beginning and I’m incredibly grateful to so many colleagues for their will and grace to make this happen,” Sean Penn said. “Ukraine’s fight for democracy is our fight too.”

Here it is, and it’s worth taking the time to watch it.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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