Today marks the launch of Humanity for Freedom, a global nonprofit organization established to educate the public on the threats to freedom posed by authoritarian governments and movements throughout the world. The launch event, ’72 Hours for Freedom’, will feature screenings of the documentary Superpower, directed by Sean Penn and Aaron Kaufman, in several cities across six continents.

The documentary seeks to highlight the heroism of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the people Humanity for Freedom is fighting for. Spokesperson for President Zelenskyy’s office, Andrii Yermak, stated: “Freedom and justice. That’s what Ukraine is fighting for. We are glad to welcome Sean Penn and Humanity for Freedom for standing with us defending these values and making a prominent impact to spread the truth about the Russian brutal aggression worldwide.”

The documentary was the Berlinale Special Gala film at the 2023 Berlin International Film Festival, where it received a standing ovation and strong reviews. Sean Penn commented: “Humanity for Freedom and Superpower share an intention to lift up voices of hope and raise awareness around Ukraine’s urgent fight for freedom and justice.” Aaron Kaufman added: “I am proud to be using our film to bring attention to the atrocities being endured in Ukraine.”

Oleksandr Kamyshin, Ukraine Minister of Strategic Industries, expressed his appreciation for Humanity for Freedom’s efforts to return Ukraine’s stolen children from Russia and to call for global support for the country’s fight for freedom. Ukraine Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba also thanked Sean Penn and Humanity for Freedom “for their loud calls around the globe for more support for our soldiers and citizens.”

Humanity for Freedom President Dane Waters concluded: “The mission of Humanity for Freedom is clear – we must stop the erosion of freedom. Ukraine is the battlefield. Standing before us is a simple question: which side are we on? The side of peace and humanity, or violence and hatred? If we fail to pick wisely, the erosion of freedom, globally, will be impossible to halt.”