The Swallows Will Return (w/t) documents the investigative work of Anya Neistat, a preeminent war crimes investigator of the Clooney Foundation for Justice, and her team as they expose the human rights violations of Russian forces and work to bring the perpetrators to justice in courts around the world.The Clooney Foundation for Justice has granted access to the high-risk work of Neistat, its lead investigator, and her team of researchers as they collect evidence on the ground in Ukraine.
The Swallows Will Return (w/t) is the heart-pounding story of a mission to stop Putin’s war machine in its tracks. In this real time crime thriller set in a warzone, director Laura Warner embeds with Clooney Foundation for Justice investigator Anya Neistat and her team as they track down a group of survivors bold enough to take a stand against those who committed the most heinous crimes of rape, torture and murder against them and their families.
This is an urgent, emotional, but ultimately uplifting film about one woman’s fight to deliver justice against Putin’s army of war criminals.
Anya Neistat, a Russian-born war crimes investigator, martial arts expert, and mother – is on a singular mission to hold Putin to account. We have all seen the horrors of the war in Ukraine. This film not only shows the awful reality on the ground, but follows Anya and six survivors as they battle through trauma to take a stand against the very individuals who committed the most heinous crimes against them.
The three class action cases she is pursuing are rape, torture, detention and execution of civilians and illegal bombing of civilian areas.