Peaceful to Violent: Protests in Kiev

The emotional and historically accurate documentary, Maiden, is about Ukraine’s civil uprisings against the regime of president Yanukovych. The 2014 film leaves the viewer with tears in their eyes as the last scene ends with a funeral procession and Ukrainians coming together to sing their national anthem. Director Sergei Loznitsa used a series of frozen shots with the camera only moving to different locations a few times throughout the film. The entire documentary is solely footage; there is no dialogue or narrative. This technique helps viewers focus on the human aspect of the protests and Ukrainians desire to make their country a better Ukraine.  Continue reading Peaceful to Violent: Protests in Kiev