This is a documentary on the unrest in Ukraine during 2013 and 2014, as student demonstrations supporting European integration grew into a violent revolution calling for the resignation of President Viktor F. Yanukovich.
Winter on Fire captures the aggressively suppressed student protests that took place in Kiev in late 2013, early 2014 that backed the ouster of Putin backed President Viktor Yanukovych in favor of Ukraine's entry into the EU. Evgeny Afineevsky's film bears intimate, remarkable first person filming. It captures often shocking brutality and drawbacks such as a lack of narrative structure and redundancy.
This is about young people getting political, fighting for a better future, caring about their fellow citizens - it might even make you reflect on the relative apathy of our culture.
The documentary was nominated for an Oscar and many other awards. It won the People’s Choice Documentary Award at TIFF15.
It is a netflix produktion - find more info and watch the trailer here.
You should watch this movie if you feel like you as a single person do not have the power to change anything about our society. You will get an idea of how powerful a few people are if they manage to create a movement, and why it is always worth to fight for freedom.
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