2016 Film Presentations

All Things Ablaze

Directed by Oleksandr Techynskyi, Alexey Solodunov, Dmitry Stoykov

This film is not about the revolution that changed Ukraine in winter 2014. Not exactly. It rather shows a universal pattern of particular kind of uprisings – those ones that end with bloodshed. At first, the noble endeavor for freedom collides with the dark force of repressive rulers. Then eventually, after much confusion and chaos, the righteous anger of people changes to pure outrage. And when the first casualties on both sides fall, no matter how black and white it seems from outside, the edge between good and bad blurs when one looks from the epicenter of a battle. And finally, all things ablaze.

“The film exposes the ambivalent nature of popular revolt (…) [and] reminds us that violence is not romantic, and that the deaths it causes are not heroic. They are horrific, and tragic” –Uilliam Blacker and Olessia Khromeychuk, OpenDemocracy

 

Friday, April 15th, 1:20pm
Room 1302

Saturday, April 16th, 11:20am
Room 1219

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