“A vital and urgent film.” —Guardian (UK)
An extraordinary documentary, Maidan captures the events in Kiev’s public square from the demonstration against President Yanukovich’s reign to the inevitable outburst between citizens and police in January 2014. The crew bravely remains steadfast in each location, the camera only moved during threats of police attack. The film reveals the social and political events of the Ukrainian revolution without the sentimentalizing elements of news accounts and subjective narration. This nontraditional style plunges audiences into the scenes of a nation being reawakened. 2014, DCP, in Ukrainian with English subtitles, 133 minutes.