Winter on Fire, renowned Ukrainian documentary dedicated to the events of the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine (later 2013-early 2014), is premiered in the Netherlands. The Dutch viewers have been watching it for two days straight, said Ivan Rudyak, public activist and member of the Ukrainian diaspora in the Netherlands.
“The Dutch audience can watch the film by Yevhen Afineevsky “Winter on Fire”. The film tells stories about tough, but very crucial times in my Motherland. I believe in victory and I believe in every one of us. Glory to Ukraine!”, reads the message at Rudyak’s Facebook page.
In February 2016, the film was screened at the U.S. Congress. Ukraine’s Ambassador to the U.S. Valeriy Chaly added that the viewing of this film at such important platform will turn more attention to Ukraine. “It is about being proud to be part of our nation, part of Ukraine. In the 21st century, we are giving an example how to protect one’s future. Young Americans who watched the film now ask politicians what kind of ideals America has. It’s not about Ukraine per se; it’s more like about values , the world we live in”, Chaly said.
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom is a 2015 documentary film about the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine, a coproduction of Ukraine, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Produced in part by Netflix, it played at various film festivals before its release on October 9, 2015 on the online streaming service.
At the 2015 Toronto film festival, the film won the Grolsch People's Choice Documentary Award. In 2016, the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.