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I’m a Hero, Mum

"Mum, I'm a scout!" — the story of a hero who fell fighting for Mariupol

Eduard Dyakonov suffered frequent bullying in kindergarten, and that prompted his mother take him to karate classes. Despite his slender frame, he was resilient and determined, always standing up for his friends. At just 6, he set his mind on becoming an intelligence agent, and some time later, he did. As part of a special-forces unit, Eduard took part in liberating Mariupol. Tragically, Eduard lost his life defending friends. In this documentary, his mother, Olga, visited the scene where her son had selflessly shielded others from a grenade, sharing the inner struggle of being a hero's mother.