Viaplay to premiere original Ukraine documentary ‘Human to Human’

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  • ‘Human to Human’ the first Polish documentary about Ukrainian refugees
  • Ten-part series directed by stellar line-up of Polish filmmakers
  • Viaplay to premiere at least 70 Originals in 2022

Viaplay will premiere ‘Human to Human’, the first Polish documentary series about the struggles, challenges and hopes of Ukrainian refugees and their hosts in Poland, later this year. The 10-episode production is directed by acclaimed filmmakers including Kacper Lisowski (‘Judges Under Pressure’) and Zuzanna Solakiewicz (‘15 Corners of the World’), along with the internationally renowned actor and director Paweł Deląg (‘Schindler’s List’). ‘Human to Human’ is produced by Paprika Studios, a part of Viaplay Studios.

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, hundreds of thousands of women, children and elderly people began a journey to Poland that in many cases lasted days. At the same time, Poles from all walks of life came to their help, offering shelter, food and more at a time of extraordinary uncertainty and suffering.

Kacper Lisowski: “War reveals the worst in people, but paradoxically it also creates an opening for the good inside us. The support for Ukrainian refugees across Polish society is such a positive phenomenon and I wanted to take this opportunity to show another side of human nature.”

Filippa Wallestam, Viaplay Group Chief Content Officer: “How does it feel to flee your home? What can you offer someone who has lost everything? Only people who have lived through such things can answer. Viaplay’s ‘Human to Human’ is a sensitive and compassionate production in which individual Ukrainians and Poles emerge from the anonymous crowds seen on news reports to speak for themselves.”

‘Human to Human’ is produced by Kristoffer Rus at Paprika Studios, with Barbara Wiśniewska-Grzesiak as executive producer for Viaplay. The series will be shown on Viaplay in both Polish and international versions, and is sold internationally by Viaplay Content Distribution.

About Viaplay Originals

At least 70 Viaplay Originals are set to premiere in 2022. Upcoming Originals include ‘Sex Dreams Love’; ‘Veronika’; ‘In the Name of Love’; ‘The Street Where I Live’; ‘My Fault’; ‘Call Me Dad’; ‘The Beach Hotel’; ‘Roombeek’; ‘Listen Up!’; ‘End of Summer’; ‘R.I.P. Henry’; ‘Thunder in My Heart’ season two; ‘Live Life’; ‘Little Did I Know’; ‘It Could Have Been Us’; ‘Threesome’ season two; ‘R.S.V.P.’; ‘The Fortress’; ‘The Hunt for Jasper S.’; ‘Liv Ullmann: The Road Less Travelled’; ‘Those Who Kill’ season three; ‘Face to Face’ season three; ‘The Meaning of Life’; ‘Something Stupid’; ‘The Guilty’; ‘Stockholm Bloodbath’; ‘Delete Me’ season two; ‘Gold Run’; ‘Elvira’; ‘North Sea Connection’; ‘Limbo’; ‘Litvinenko’; ‘Karma and Jonar’; ‘Ronja’; ‘The Uninhabitable Earth’; ‘Murderesses’; ‘Pørni’ season three; ‘Hilma’; a biopic of Börje Salming; and ‘The Swarm’.

Two major English-language films will be produced by Viaplay every year. The company has also established a UK-based joint venture with FilmNation Entertainment and invested in US studio Picturestart.



Viaplay Group AB (publ) is the international streaming challenger. Our Viaplay streaming service is available direct-to-consumer in every Nordic and Baltic country, Poland and the Netherlands, and we are expanding rapidly by launching in the UK in 2022, followed by the US, Canada, Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2023. Viaplay will have a market presence in at least 21 countries by the end of 2023, including at least five partner markets for the Viaplay Select branded content concept. Every day, millions of customers enjoy our unique entertainment offering, including acclaimed Viaplay Originals and an unrivalled line-up of premium live sports. From streaming to TV channels, radio stations and production companies, our purpose is to tell stories, touch lives and expand worlds. Viaplay Group is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (‘VPLAY B’).

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