United We Stand is the feature length documentary which follows the wonderfully talented young Russian cellist Maya Fridman, who lives in the Netherlands, in her quest to deliver support and aid to the Ukrainian people in their current humanitarian crisis.
On 24 February it became clear to Maya Fridman that Putin was serious about his invasion of Ukraine. The young cellist could not wait or remain silent and, mindful of Remco Campert's famous poem ‘Someone asks the question’, she asked Ukrainian and Russian musicians, including Anna Fedorov, Vadim Neselovskyi, Evgeny Kissin and Mischa Maisky, to perform solo and together and to use the money to support the Ukrainian people. Her initiative grew into a powerful musical movement that is still growing.
Documentary maker David van Tijn follows her journey and fight for justice. Watch and see how music and culture bridge apparent contradictions and unleash a universal force against cynicism, nationalism and barbarism.
Cast includes: Maya Fridman, Anna Fedorova, Konstantyn Napolov and Mischa Maisky