Courage under fire

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, stories emerge of the bravery demonstrated by citizens who are choosing to fight back. From a safe distance, we see civilians collectively take up arms, individuals who stand in front of tanks and one determined Ukraine women offering sunflower seeds to a Russian soldier, stating “so flowers will grow when you die”.

Kim Cullen aims to understand where this courage comes from and why it’s so much more than simply a ‘fight or flight’ response.