WINTER ON FIRE: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

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WINTER ON FIRE: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
7:00 PM
The City Library
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210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111

Directed by Evgeny Afineevsky
98 min | 2015 | Ukraine | Not Rated
Presented in English, and Ukrainian and Russian with English subtitles.

*Post-film discussion with director Evgeny Afineevsky. The director will also be in attendance for the Cries From Syria screening on May 31.

A chronicle of the events that unfolded over 93 days in 2013 and 2014, the film witnesses the formation of a new civil rights movement in Ukraine. What started as peaceful student demonstrations supporting European integration morphed into a full-fledged violent revolution calling for the resignation of the nation’s president. The film captures the remarkable mobilization of nearly a million citizens from across the country protesting the corrupt political regime that utilized extreme force against its own people.

Nominated: Best Documentary Feature–2016 Academy Awards; Winner: People’s Choice Award–2015 Toronto International Film Festival; Official Selection–2015 Venice Film Festival

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