No Obvious Signs

by Alina Gorlova


63 min / 2018




“No obvious signs” is the phrase, which Ukrainian soldiers hear in hospitals, where they come with physiological traumas and in need of help.  But until their bodies have no injuries, not only doctors, but even society doesn’t notice their problems. This is the story of the woman soldier, Oksana Yakubova, who returns from war. Talking to psychologists, battling her PTSD and panic attacks, she tries hard to get back to normal life. The documentary shows her path from the beginning of her rehabilitation process till her way to the normal family life and work.  What is left backstage of the heroic videos of the warriors in Ukraine? What do they have to face, one on one, in peaceful life, and where does the war stop? 

Crew list

director & scriptwriter Alina Gorlova

DOP Oleksiy Kuchma

producers Maria Berlinska, Alina Gorlova

executive producer Lena Yakovitska

music Ptakh Jung

sound director Vasyl Yavtushenko

editor Alina Gorlova

Festivals and awards

National premiere: DOCUDAYS UA 2018 – The award from the international competition jury docu/rights; Special award from Ukraine Helsinki group for the movie protagonist; Special award from festival partner Current; Special award from distribution company Letter to fest

International premiere: DOK Leipzig 2018 – MDR prize for the outstanding Eastern European film

Verzio Human Rights Film Festival 2018 – Special mention from student jury 

Participation in Festival Dei Popoli 2018, Kasseler 2018, Watch docs 2018, Lampa Doc 2018, Rivne 2018, Kanin fest 2018, KinoDoc, DocuMental