People Who Came To Power

Direction
Year 
2015
Country
  • Ukraine 
Runtime
18min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

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The film recreates the gradual transition of society from peaceful life to the state of war. Shot in March-April 2014 in Donbass, it follows the transformation of social protest into an armed revolt, supported by covert foreign invasion. The film does not focus on individual stories, instead showing the mechanisms of inflaming the war that lead to the social collapse: from the blockade of arms storages of Ukrainian army by pro-Russian saboteurs to the takeover of the town of Sloviansk by the armed groups led by the Russian military.

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  • Original Title
    People Who Came To Power
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Tomáš Rafa
  • Editing
    Oleksiy Radynski
  • Runtime
    18 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    2015
  • Country
    • Ukraine
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Doc Leipzig IFF
    • International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Docudays, Kyiv
  • Awards
    • Main Prize in the National Competition - Docudays

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