Scene from the film People Who Came To Power
Scene from the film People Who Came To Power
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People Who Came To Power

  • Ukraine
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The film recreates the gradual transition of society from peaceful life to the state of war. Shot in March-April 2014 in Donbass, it follows the transformation of social protest into an armed revolt, supported by covert foreign invasion. The film does not focus on individual stories, instead showing the mechanisms of inflaming the war that lead to the social collapse: from the blockade of arms storages of Ukrainian army by pro-Russian saboteurs to the takeover of the town of Sloviansk by the armed groups led by the Russian military.


  • Original title
    People Who Came To Power
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Tomáš Rafa
  • Editing
    Oleksiy Radynski
  • Duration
    18 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Ukraine
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Doc Leipzig IFF
    • International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Docudays, Kyiv
  • Awards
    • Main Prize in the National Competition - Docudays is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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