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Americans stunned by insufficient coverage of Euromaidan events in the U.S.
14:58, 27 January 2016
Americans stunned by insufficient coverage of Euromaidan events in the U.S.

The U.S. audience viewed “Winter on Fire”, Ukraine’s first documentary nominated for the Oscar

14:58, 27 January 2016

unow.in.ua

Many Americans wonder if they are capable of doing something like the Ukrainian nation did during the Euromaidan protests. Those who viewed “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s fight for freedom”, the documentary telling the story of the Revolution of Dignity, wondered why these events of huge historical importance were so poorly covered in the news. Yevhen Afineevsky, director of the movie, said this in an interview with Gordon.ua outlet.

“Many of these people were overwhelmed, asking each other how could it happen that the media paid so little time to such important events. Of course, events in Ukraine were covered by CNN, Fox News et cetera but no one covered the events better than us”, Afineevsky said.

“Americans, especially the elderly, witnessed the events in Kyiv in late 203 and early 2014, and they must have drawn a parallel with the Founding Fathers who fought for freedom and future of the United States. The young generation watched the movie and then many young people asked me: “Do you think we are capable of doing what they did at the Maidan?”. I really can’t answer that question, I don’t know what to say. The Revolution of Dignity became an example of unity and bravery for many boys and girls in the USA”, the movie maker concluded.

Here's the tralier for the movie taken from the Youtube channel of Netflix U.S. and Canada.

Watch the trailer:

As is known, “Winter on Fire” was included into the list of the main nominees for the Oscar, the world’s most prestigious award in the cinematography. It’s the first Ukrainian film ever nominated for this contest.

Related: Ukrainian film 'Winter on Fire' included in the short-list for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar

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