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Winter on Fire: Ukraine''s Fight for Freedom (2015)
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Director:Evgeny Afineevsky Producer:Evgeny Afineevsky Music by:Jasha Klebe Edited by:Will Znidaric , Den Tolmor

Running time:102 minutes Country:Ukraine Language:Ukrainian , Russian, English, United States, United Kingdom

Genre:Documentary Subtitle:English 

 
 
   

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Academy Awards, USA 2016

Nominated
Oscar
Best Documentary, Feature
Evgeny Afineevsky 
Den Tolmor 
 

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2016

Nominated
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Documentary Feature Film
Oleg Kulchytskyi 
 

Toronto International Film Festival 2015

Won
People''s Choice Award
Documentary
Evgeny Afineevsky 
 
 

Winter on Fire: Ukraine''s Fight for Freedom is a 2015 documentary film about the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine, a coproduction of Ukraine, United States, and United Kingdom. Produced in part by Netflix, it played at various film festivals before its release on October 9, 2015 on the online streaming service.

At the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, the film won the Grolsch People''s Choice Documentary Award. In 2016, the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a rating of 95% with an average rating of 7.7.

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
Bloody documentary footage of the Fight to Overthrow Dictator in Ukraine

25 October 2015 | by ligonlaw (San Francisco, California)
This documentary is raw and bloody, and it describes the internal struggle of the Ukrainian people to overthrow a dictator who betrayed them. Ukraine wanted to become part of the European Union and to move away from Putin''s Russia in late 2013.

The pro-Russian leader of the Ukraine Victor Yanukovich stunned the people of his country by refusing to sign an agreement to join the EU and, instead, endorsed a plan to become part of Putin''s Russian alliance. The Ukrainian people took to the streets of the capital city. What followed was a bloodbath as armed troops murdered unarmed civilians. The film shows an incredible degree of courage and determination to fight back against the government troops even when much blood was running in the streets.

As the people took to the streets in greater numbers, Yanukovych assumed greater dictatorial power through the Parliament and attempted to rule an unwilling public through force. The film covers a period of about 90 days from the beginning of the uprising to the resignation of Yanukovych, who fled to Russia for protection from his people. The government escalated the violence throughout the uprising, but the Ukrainians were relentless in pursuit of a free country and their desire to become part of the European Union.

I wonder why we didn''t get much news about this in our media, although I am grateful that we got the full story on the Kardashians while this was happening. Is Lamar out of rehab yet?







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