The documentary film “Maidan” won the main prize of the 9th Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival, Tyzhden.ua reports citing the website of the festival.
Director of the picture Serhiy Loznytsia received the Grand Prix on Tuesday, October 6, along with the award in the amount of EUR 2,500.
"The film shows the revolutionary events in Kiev in quiet close up pictures without comments, statements or value judgments – the footage with flying flags, burning barricades and unarmed people speak for themselves," stated in justification of the jury.
The film about the events in Ukraine was first shown in May 2014 at the International Film Festival in Cannes. Its author, film director Serhiy Loznytsia, born in Belarus and raised in Ukraine, since 2001 lives and works in Germany.
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