Wounds 360 is a series of three documentaries filmed using virtual reality technology, that is, in 360° and realized by Hromadske.UA in association with Yosyp Sivenky.
. The first film is the story of Vadym Ushakov, a soldier wounded in the east. During the evacuation from the battlefield, he got very unlucky: in the helicopter, the oxygen mask slipped off his face, and his brain was damaged because of the lack of oxygen. He lost many physical and mental functions, he cannot talk, eat or sit. His story is told by his wife Olena, who feeds Vadym, takes him to medical procedures and puts him to bed. The film allows the viewer to share these activities with her, sitting in VR goggles and almost physically feeling the presence of these brave young people who do not lose faith and do not lose feeling. All the three films tell three different stories of soldiers undergoing rehabilitation. The second film’s protagonist is Roman Kubyshkin, and the third is Serhiy Romanovskyi.
Film's director Joseph Sywenkyj was born in 1978. He is a Ukrainian-American photographer specialising in photo reporting, portrait photography, and news photography. In 2003, a year after graduating from the New York School of Visual Arts (with distinction), Joseph came to Ukraine as a fellow of the Fulbright student exchange program. His photos were exhibited in numerous galleries and museums. Joseph has worked for the media as a photo correspondent in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, in Africa, the Middle East and North America. His photographs have been published in various publications: Bloomberg Businessweek, Conde Nast Portfolio, Forbes, GQ, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Stern, Time, The New York Times, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, etc.