Roman Bondarchuk, Aleksey Solodunov, Andrey Kiselyov, Andriy Lytvynenko, Dmitry Stoykov, Kateryna Gornostai, Oleksandr Techynskyi, Roman Liubyi, Volodymyr Tykhyi, Yulia Gontaruk / Ukraine 2014 / 1h / Ukrainian with English subtitles / Documentary
Document Human Rights Film Festival is delighted to offer another chance to see our 2015 International Jury prize winner, Euromaidan. Rough Cut. What does it look like when the streets of Ukraine's capital are turned into a war zone? A sequence of several stories uncovers 2014's transformation of Kiev's Independence Square, or Maidan, which took place beneath an onslaught of tear gas during anti-government demonstrations. The situation escalated from playful protests in winter into the most extreme levels of violence and chaos. What motivates Ukrainians to place their own bodies against the police cordons? Where do opinions diverge and when does solidarity triumph? The personal portraits of the protesters form a mosaic of stories that is far from completed.