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

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Credited cast:
Bishop Agapit ... Himself
... Herself
Serhii Averchenko ... Himself
Kristina Berdinskikh ... Herself
Pavlo Dobryanskyy ... Himself
Valery Dovgiy ... Himself
Bogdan Dubas ... Himself
Kurganskyi Eduard ... Himself
Mykhailo Havryliuk ... Himself
Natan Hazin ... Himself
His Holiness The Patriarch of Kyiv and Ukraine Filaret ... Himself
Dmytro Holubnychy ... Himself
Timur Ibragimov ... Himself
Said Ismagilov ... Himself
... 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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Short-listed for 'Best Documentary' (last 15 films) at the 88th Academy Awards 2016. See more »

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[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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Beautifully captured, lacking complete political coverage
23 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

As these events occurred an extremely recent history, I followed the events that took place loosely, with what I could regard as having an informed opinion of them – although not the full picture. What Winter On Fire achieves is to bring you face-to-face with the events that occurred over those months, something that it captures excellently. Hats off to all involved, and again shows how Netflix is asserting it's dominance and reputation.

Beautifully edited and extremely linear, what I was impressed most with is WoF's attention to detail in showing the audience the struggles and turmoil of this dark period in Maidan. The piece really does immerse, with some very captivating hand-held shots.

Winter On Fire is definitely worth the time, and am struggling not to give it a higher star rating – as far as the film goes it is brilliant. Where this film does potentially lack, however, is that it would need to include a more well-rounded view of all the surrounding events; I am aware that this film is an account of those involved, but needs more description around outside events.


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