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

Not Rated | | Documentary | 9 October 2015 (USA)
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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.

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Evgeny Afineevsky

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Den Tolmor
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Bishop Agapit Bishop Agapit ... Himself
Catherine Ashton ... Herself
Serhii Averchenko Serhii Averchenko ... Himself
Kristina Berdinskikh Kristina Berdinskikh ... Herself
Pavlo Dobryanskyy Pavlo Dobryanskyy ... Himself
Valery Dovgiy Valery Dovgiy ... Himself
Bogdan Dubas Bogdan Dubas ... Himself
Kurganskyi Eduard Kurganskyi Eduard ... Himself
Mykhailo Havryliuk Mykhailo Havryliuk ... Himself
Natan Hazin Natan Hazin ... Himself
His Holiness The Patriarch of Kyiv and Ukraine Filaret His Holiness The Patriarch of Kyiv and Ukraine Filaret ... Himself
Dmytro Holubnychy Dmytro Holubnychy ... Himself
Timur Ibragimov Timur Ibragimov ... Himself
Said Ismagilov Said Ismagilov ... Himself
Cissy Jones ... Narrator
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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.

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The next generation of revolution

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Documentary

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UK | Ukraine | USA

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Ukrainian | Russian | English

Release Date:

9 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom See more »

Filming Locations:

Kiev, Ukraine See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Short-listed for 'Best Documentary' (last 15 films) at the 88th Academy Awards 2016. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Smiling Fighter: Do something. Do something for the revolution.
Camera Man: I'm filming.
Smiling Fighter: This is the Ukrainian revolution. It's fun.
Fighter #2: They're shooting over there! Don't go there! They're shooting over there!
Smiling Fighter: There, he fell. I was just dragging a dead body. You can't surprise me with anything. You thought it would be easy, just go to Maidan, hang out a little and then go back? Not me. I always wanted to be on the front lines.
Camera Man: That's it. He's dead.
[turning the camera]
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A must see! For any one that does not live within the Pro-Kremlin information bubble.
21 October 2015 | by raitisgarjansSee all my reviews

It must be stated, that this is not a "Documentary" in a way as most people expect a movie under such name tag to be. History Channel type of documentaries only are made decades or centuries after the events it covers. This movie is more of a message or a inside view in the protest- made Revolution.

This movie shows how a simple non-violent student protest for a Pro- European Ukraine, resulted in a genuine revolution. It did not throw out bland charts and historians, talking about the long term effects and etc. It shows the events through the eyes of the protesters. It shows the brutal acts of the police, BERKUT and the Titushki. It is very emotional and shocking. All those live streams and news segments I watched during the time it all happened, do not hold a candle to the level of detail of this movie.

Of course, there will be Pro-Kremlin trolls that will scream bloody murder and will use ridiculous statements to defend the actions of the police. This movie is not for them because it will not agree to their echo chamber mentality. This is a movie about people that believe in freedom of speech, democracy and human dignity.

This is a great peace, an excellent way to commemorate the sacrifice made by the people in Maidan. The people that risked death, so that they could live in a free country and be in charge of their own destiny.

Slava Ukrayini! Heroyam slava!


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