Screening: All Things Ablaze + Q&A
This screening is in partnership with Open City Docs Fest and will be followed by a panel discussion with director Oleksandr Techynskyi, Open City Documentary Festival founder Michael Stewart, producer Yulia Serdyukova, and Olga Onuch, lecturer in Politics at University of Manchester and an expert on social mobilisation in Ukraine.
In November 2013, the protests in Ukraine began peacefully but eventually, after much confusion and chaos, drums, bagpipes and European flags seamlessly turned into bloody resistance. When the first casualties fell on both sides, no matter how black and white it seemed from outside, the line between good and bad blurred.
This collective project by Ukrainian filmmakers Oleksandr Techynskyi, Aleksey Solodunov and Dmitry Stoykov, offers a powerful insight into the way the events unfolded in Kiev. All Things Ablaze is about much more than Ukraine, it is about civil war, authority, and the capability of human beings when a society is thrown into violent chaos.
Directed by Oleksandr Techynskyi, Aleksey Solodunov, Dmitry Stoykov
This screening is in partnership with Open City Docs Fest.