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 cuts a deal with Russian’s Vladimir Putin.

What initially starts out as a protest around EU membership turns into a fight for freedom and for Ukranian identity, when a very violent and armed retaliation from the government begins.

This heart-wrenching documentary with incredible footage from the heart of the rebellion  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 about a civil war. There is, much violence and sadness, but ultimately it’s a story about people power. To all of the heroes of the film, thank you.

Available on Netflix

Watch the trailer