Alternatively sickening and uplifting, very very powerful footage. Focuses on the protesters, with an unflinching front line view of their brave stand against their government's henchmen, leaving it to the audience to ponder why and how these things can happen in modern democratic states.
A harrowing documentary that helped to demystify the Ukrainian Revolution for me. I have to say nothing moves and inspires me more than when people stand up for their civil liberties and what they believe in. Despite the odds stacked against them the Ukrainian people fought for their freedom, and this film really does honour their bravery and resilience. A true testament to them, and the human spirit.
An exceptionally well made and crafted documentary from Evgeny Afineevsky that examines the 93 days of the Ukrainian uprising at Maidan. Boasting exceptional skills behind the camera and excellent use of graphics the film is able to convey the understanding of the struggle and its toll. The film also shines as an example of the power of an united people to provoke change. Oscar nominated for a reason.
breathtaking documentary about the Maidan. when it happened I watched the news of course but I wasn't really aware of the many casualties, deaths and wounded the Ukranian people suffered. I am sure the news didn't show the severity of those demonstrations. Oscar nomination absolutely deserved. Everyone should watch this!
Excellent filmmaking - revealing what these events were really about: an extraordinary cross-section of Ukrainians coming together to ignore social, political, ethnic and religious boundaries in response to repression. Powerful. Would be a worthy Oscar winner. [Only downside is the rubbish American voiceover at the beginning and that it ignores geo-political complexities of UK-EU-US-RU relations but minor quibbles.]