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Ukrainian-Born Filmmaker Wins Best Documentary Oscar
10 February, 2020
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Ukrainian-born Elena Andreicheva (L) and Carol Dysinger, winners of the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject for 'Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl),' poses in the press room during the 92nd annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 09 February 2020. EPA-EFE/DAVID SWANSON

Kyiv-born British filmmaker Elena Andreicheva has won an Oscar for Best Documentary (short subject) for the film "Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)."

Andreicheva who lives in the U.K. has won the award along with American director Carol Dysinger. 

The film tells a story of a class of young girls from disadvantages neighborhoods who live in war-torn Afghanistan. 

Dysinger referred to the film as the "love letter" to the girls of Afghanistan.

This is the first Oscar award for both women.