Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (2015) Poster

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Sex & Nudity

  • No sex.
  • Having been stripped completely naked except for footwear, a man is publicly humiliated in the cold, snowy weather of the middle of winter. There are clear shots of the whole of his body from the front and back of him.
  • No further nudity appears in the documentary.
  • A rating of PG would fit for the nudity in general, but PG-13 would for the sadistic nature of the punishment.

Violence & Gore

  • There is a significant amount of police violence in guerrilla warfare-like situations. There is some blood in scenes where medical attention is given and significant terror scenes with gunfire and grenades.
  • In one scene, armored police beat and kick a man until his head opens and blood and brain matter pour onto the concrete. In another scene, a group of rioters surround a pair of armored police operatives, striking and knocking them down, kicking them repeatedly, before the pair manage to escape.


  • A couple of men can be seen wearing hardhats with the stickers affixed reading "FUCK OFF".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • None.
  • A military veteran does briefly express disappointment about beer not being available within the city limits.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Of the extremely violent scenes, there is no shortage of at least disturbing elements. In addition, a twelve-year-old boy participates in the demonstrations and is present in some of the footage of demonstrations degenerating into riots, skirmishes or sieges. While he is never shown being injured, it is clear from after-event interview footage with him, given the appearance of his face, that he may have at least been exposed tear gas or pepper spray in the recent past (whilst by his own account he had been beaten by police long before the assemblies even started, sometime during Victor Yanukovich's tenure as president of the Ukraine).

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