Ukrainian film about Euromaidan "Winter on Fire: Ukraine's fight for freedom" will be available for users of the streaming media provider Netflix on October 9.
The director of the documentary movie Evgeniy Afineevsky captures the excitement and drama of the social movement that managed to oust president Yanukovych. It shows the Maidan movement, embracing hundreds of thousands gathered in the heart of Kyiv, who met a violent response.
The film recently won the People's Choice documentary award at the Toronto International Film Festival. "It presents the chronicle of the events unfolded during 93 days in 2013 and 2014, which caused the formation of a new civil rights movement in Ukraine. Peaceful demonstrations in support of European integration turned into a true revolution calling for the resignation of by then incumbent President of the country," stated at the film festival website.
"I want to thank for support and recognition of our film as an important historical monument, dedicated to patriotism and unity of the Ukrainian people," the film director Evgeniy Afineevsky said, Telekritika.
In addition, he expressed gratitude to the Netflix company. "I want to thank the Netflix company and its excellent team for their faith in our film and bringing it to 65 million viewers around the world".