|Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom|
|Directed by||Evgeny Afineevsky|
|Produced by||Evgeny Afineevsky|
|Narrated by||Cissy Jones|
|3 September 2015|
(Venice Film Festival)
9 October 2015
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (Ukrainian: Зима у вогні: Боротьба України за свободу, Zyma u vohni: Borot'ba Ukrayini za svobodu) is a 2015 documentary film about the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine from 21 November 2013 to 23 February 2014.
On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a rating of 88%, based on 25 reviews, with an average rating of 7.5. It also has a score of 79 out of 100 on Metacritic, based on 12 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
Jay Weissberg from Variety stated that Winter on Fire is an "accessible film, with greater TV appeal, but it’s also more limited by its insistence on shoehorning everything into one perspective, albeit a perspective shared by many."
The film received criticism for showing several neo-Nazi symbols and flags used by extreme right wing protesters, left uncommented in the film. Several clips of footage of protests includes Black Sun symbols, swastikas, Stepan Bandera, Waffen-SS, and Right Sector imagery. The filmmakers have also received criticism for "white washing" the revolution by excluding, or refusing to comment, the neo-Nazi influences, Right Sector and other extreme right wing blocks in the Maidan rallies.
Winter on Fire was widely shown around Venezuela in 2017 during the anti-government protests in Caracas, in which protesters were rallying against President Nicolás Maduro, and the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests.
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- Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom on Netflix
- Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom at IMDb
- Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom at Rotten Tomatoes
- Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom at Metacritic