Freedom Or Death
A powerful and shocking narrative of the Maidan revolution
Damien Kolody ventures to the frontline of the uprising to explore its origins and its potential consequences for the people of Ukraine. With meticulous journalistic rigour; never before seen archive footage and candid interviews with those driving the revolution, his remarkable film exposes the shocking truths behind this definitive moment in European history.
As the people of Ukraine go to war to define their future, Kolody witnesses first hand the shocking brutality of both sides, and the increasingly violent involvement of Putin's Russia in dictating the course of the conflict, using what he describes as "brutal acts of terror that were being sanctioned by the state". "They're not fighting for any particular politician. They're fighting for the future of their country; for what they believe is freedom", he explains. As the violence unfolds just before the lens, Kolody's camera focuses right in on the heart of the insurrection, and with exhaustive detail his captivating film picks apart every facet of the uprising.
Amongst the many films to have emerged in the wake of the Ukrainian uprising, Kolody's work stands apart in its meticulous investigation and journalistic precision. His film deserves to be regarded as the definitive account of the revolution; an exhaustive and fascinating portrait of a people at war. WATCH MORE.
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