Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
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Film Info
Run Time:102 min
Director(s):Evgeny Afineevsky
Country:UK, Ukraine

2016 Oscar® Nominees: See all five of the 2016 documentary feature nominees.

Imagine being able to see the French Revolution from the perspective of the people, or the Russian revolution as a proletariat. This TIFF people's choice award winner brings audiences into the Ukrainian uprising over the winter months of 2013/14 with visceral immediacy, telling a story that only a camera on the ground could tell. From peaceful student demonstrations supporting European integration to the full-fledged violent revolution calling for the resignation of the nation's president, 93 incredible days are captured in the central square of Kiev. Undeniably brave, filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky brings ground zero of the “Maidan movement” to the screen while also providing important context to the events at hand. Following in the footsteps of such greats as The Battle of Chile and The Square, Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom is bound to be an important document when Ukrainians tell their story in years to come.

In English and Ukrainian, with English subtitles.

Member tickets: $5 (Bronze/Silver), Free (Gold)
Additional Information

Winner—The Grolsch People's Choice Documentary Award, TIFF 2015

Nominee—Documentary Feature, 88th Academy Awards®