Documentary: IF I CAN'T DANCE AT YOUR REVOLUTION I'M NOT COMING
War & Conflict
The 2014 Maidan revolution saw the people of Ukraine revolt against President Viktor Yanukovych as he back-tracked on signing an association agreement with the European Union. The agreement would have provided Ukraine with funding in return for liberalising reforms and would have positioned the country a step closer to joining the EU. Instead, Yanukovych signed a treaty with Russia amidst a sea of ongoing protests by the Ukrainian people for closer ties between Ukraine and the EU.
Three years later and with Yanukovych having fled the country, Russian influence in Ukraine remains strong with a hybrid war raging to its east and the Russian annexation of Crimea in the south. With renewed government corruption and economic problems, the youth of Kiev continue the revolutionary feelings of the Maidan through their art, music and a rave scene to rival Berlin. Through these events, the youth of Ukraine are taking a stance for women’s rights, the LGBTI community and a transparent government. Through their culture they push to join the EU.
Maria Kulikovska, Igor Glushko, Dmitriy Avksentiev, Vera Logdanidi, Aleksandr Pavlenko, Slava Lepsheev, Nazariy Sovsun, Volodymr Vorotniov, Maxim Eristavi, Vasyl Cherepanyn, Sergeii Leschenko
DOP - Jan Kobal
Composer - Alexander Symcox
Special Thanks - Andrey Sushko, Rahmah Pauzi, Kateryna Panova, CXEMA, VCRC, Hromadske, Rhythm Büro
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