BREAKING POINT

Documentaries

Friday May 4, 5:10 PM

Breaking Point:
The War for Democracy in Ukraine

US. Ukraine, 2017 (96 min.)

An intimate look at the war and revolution in Ukraine through the eyes of ordinary people who risked their lives with the aim of creating a more democratic, equitable, and independent country. The principal characters are a children’s theater director, a doctor, a rabbi, a TV journalist, an investigative reporter, a lawyer turned medic and her soldier husband. Their lives were transformed by the tumultuous, three-month revolution on the Maidan, the annexation of Crimea and the war in Donbas. They went to war to defend and remake their country. Featuring interviews with Chrystia Freeland, Anne Applebaum and Timothy Snyder.

Mark Jonathan Harris won the 2000 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport

“A galvanic documentary about citizen-soldiers” – Variety

“The film devastatingly makes clear the extent of Russia's propaganda meddling” – Hollywood Reporter

DIRECTED BY

Mark Jonathan Harris & Oles Sanin

CONTACT

Anatol Chavez, Synergetic Film

anatol@synergetic.film

In Ukrainian, Russian and English with English subtitles

Session VIII

Friday (May 4): 5:10 PM
ROOM 1219
 

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