London, UK - Events Local News Contact
Maidan
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 6:30pm
ICA, Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH
Nov 4, 2014

Acclaimed director Sergei Loznitsa returns to documentary with this vital and urgent film about Ukraine's anti-government protests in Kiev's Maidan Square. Filmed over a period of ninety days, Loznitsa shoots from fixed camera positions capturing a carnival of singing, speeches, music and food. The people of Maidan appear to be full of promise and hope. But these scenes are stained with tension as we await the inevitable climax, as peaceful protest descends into violent street battle, Loznitsa frames it in the same beautiful, objective manner.
Epic in scale, breathtakingly cinematic and critically urgent, Maidan is a film to be experienced. This is portrait of an awakening nation rediscovering its identity is not just a document of a historic turning point for Ukraine, but a moving testament to human solidarity. This is formidable filmmaking.

Support Films For Action

Films For Action empowers citizens with the information they need to help create a more just, sustainable, and democratic society.

We receive no government or corporate funding and rely on our supporters to keep us going. ​

Donate today

 

Join Team Transition

Create an account on Films For Action and join our growing community of people who want to change the world!

Add videos, articles and more. Rate member content. Our library is powered by you.

Trending Today
How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’
George Lakey8,014 views today ·
What It Really Means to Hold Space for Someone
Heather Plett1,820 views today ·
Paramedic's Response to "Burger Flippers" Making an Equal $15/Hour is Beautiful
Craig Carilli1,187 views today ·
Have You Heard of The Great Forgetting? It Happened 10,000 Years Ago & Completely Affects Your Life
Daniel Quinn1,142 views today ·
What Makes Call-Out Culture So Toxic
Asam Ahmad1,089 views today ·
This Facebook Comment About the UK Election Is Going Viral
Chris Renwick961 views today ·
The Hopeful Thing About Our Ugly, Painful Polarization
George Lakey818 views today ·
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
4 min773 views today ·
When a Whole Generation of Youth "Feels Cheated," That's Something Worth Paying Attention To
Daniel Quinn723 views today ·
Load More
Join us on Facebook
Maidan