Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom (2015)

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom (2015)

Released: 2015
Genre: Documentary, Genre
Director: Evgeny Afineevsky
Starring: Serhii Averchenko, Catherine Ashton, Bishop Agapit, ,
Run time: 102 min
IMDb: 8.4/10
Country: UK
Views: 100293

Synopsis

Storyline:
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.
User Reviews: A very interesting documentary, great footage with inspiring people fighting for a cause they believe in.

The viewer is presented to an idealistic, but informative account of the uprising in Kiev, Ukraine. We follow the events through Euromaidan, following demonstrators in their revolt against Yanukovych. We also get a glimpse of the different types of protesters, their Ukrainian nationalism and pro-European sentiment. This, along with the documentary’s footage, is what makes "Winter on Fire" great.

Even though I would recommend this documentary, it’s important to note that the documentary is very biased. We hear almost nothing about what’s going on in the Ukrainian Parliament, it leaves out facts and generally paints a very one-sided picture. Either way, watch it.

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