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Film Screening: Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Film Screening
Winter on Fire
Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 7:00 pm – 8:40 pm

“Modern technology may not yet be able to capture the smell of gunpowder and tear gas, but Mr. Afineevsky takes the viewer closer to the action than might have seemed possible.”
A.O. Scott New York Times

The Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary presents viewers with a story of everyday citizens facing down brutal riot police controlled by Ukraine’s then-President Viktor Yanukovych, backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The movie chronicling events that unfolded over 93 days in 2013 and 2014, which witnesses the formation of a new civil rights movement in Ukraine. What started as peaceful student demonstration to support European integration morphed into a full-fledged violent revolution calling for the resignation of the nation's president. The film captures the remarkable mobilization of nearly a million citizens from across the country protesting the corrupt political regime that utilized extreme force against its own people to suppress their demands and freedom of expression.

Released: October 2015. Duration: 1h38mins. Directed By: Evgeny Afineevsky