A spellbinding, unforgettable movie that made me feel like I owed those who died fighting for freedom the best of me. It's a movie that places you into the presence of people willing to die-- and some dying right before your eyes-- for the freedom of their nation, makes you question your own motives for why you are doing what you are doing. It is a movie about lying, corruption, freedom, bravery, blood, teargas, rubber bullets, real bullets, violence, love and hatred. It is one of the most powerful movies I have ever seen.
The documentary follows events in Ukraine as they unfolded over 93 days in 2013 and 2014, as student demonstrations grew into a revolution calling for the president to resign. Directed by Evgeny Afineevsky, Winter On Fire premiered at the Venice Film Festival.