All Things Ablaze

On the frontline of Ukraine's violent battle zone

All Things Ablaze What does the violent heart of revolution feel like? As the anger and hatred glow white hot is there a language its players use to speak to one another? And what becomes of the gun toting authorities when their fiefdom is destroyed, nobody is afraid any longer, and all things are ablaze? These are just some of the questions addressed in this visceral documentary from Maidan square filmed during the violent Ukrainian winter of 2013-14.

Absolutely riveting. By far the best film to come out of Ukraine's 2014 revolution.

Laurel Winner - DOK Leipzig MDR Film Prize, 2014

Laurel Official Selection - Sheffield Doc Fest 2015

Laurel Official Selection - European Film Awards 2015


The Producers

Oleksandr, Aleksey and Dmitry, the creators of the film, are lifelong friends and colleagues who work as photo reporters for many years. When they switched to filmmaking to be able to tell a bigger story, it came naturally, and their photo journalistic approached has become something that defines their cinematographic style. The famous motto of Robert Capa still perfectly works for them: 'If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough'.

Making The Film

They say that the Ukrainian nation was reborn in this revolution. And so, that the sacrifice of 
the Heavenly Hundred was not in vain. We wonder what those people who were killed would have replied to this if they could speak. We have many other unanswered questions at the moment. So, we do the only thing we feel we have the right to do – showing in details what we have seen with our own eyes at the epicenter of the fight, not turning our cameras away, either from something ridiculously beautiful, equally ugly or deafeningly dreadful that happened in front of them.

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