Oliver Stone’s Revealing Ukraine documentary wins Grand Prix of the 65th Film Festival in Taormina.
Ukrainian TV-presenter Oksana Marchenko came up to the stage to receive the award for the documentary film about crisis in Ukraine.
Oscar-winning American film director Oliver Stone presented his Revealing Ukraine documentary at the 65th Taormina Film Festival, which kicked off in Sicilian eastern coast on June 30.
In his documentary, Stone aimed to track the history of Ukraine since the Soviet Union's collapse and acquiring independence in 1991 until now. The director tried to answer the question – how a country with all every possible resource for the success ended up in credits and stagnation; how to track the development of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, to puzzle out the relations of Ukraine and the Russian Federation.
Thus, the director sounded a note of warning that Ukraine can become a battle area for the new war between NATO and Russia.
In the film, Oliver Stone was awarded the Nastro d'Argento Award for his contributions to world cinema.
The Nastro d'Argento Award is presented by the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists since 1946 and is considered the oldest in Europe.