Winter on Fire – Film review – Anna Burton
June 22, 2016
This film charts the Ukranian rebellion in the bitter winter of 2013/2014 against corrupt President Viktor Yanukovyvh, who was elected on a false promise to bring the country into the European Union, and instead cut a deal with Russian’s Vladimir Putin.
What initially starts out as a protest around EU membership turns into a violent fight for freedom and for Ukranian identity with an armed retaliation from the government’.
This heart-wrenching documentary reminds us of the importance of standing up for the values of democracy and freedom. Told over 93-days, this film of epic proportions is a documentary of violence and sadness but ultimately people power.
My heart is still aching from watching this film. To all of the heroes, thank you.
Available on Netflix