The presidential candidate was poisoned. The election was stolen. The citizens were determined. In the freezing cold, around the clock, a million people brought Ukraine to a standstill. What would you do if your vote were stolen?
Orange Revolution is an invigorating film that reaffirmed my faith in the power of the people when it comes to deciding the future of a country. The determination and perseverance of the Ukrainian population inspired me to actually care again about what is going on here in the United States. I don't think the filmmakers were necessarily trying to detail the dirty progression of the election, blow by blow. Their intention, and well-conveyed I would say, is to tell us the amazing story of how a large group of people can come together and can actually hold an entire political regime accountable.
I was particularly taken with the interviews. You are completely aware that you are getting a first-hand account from those that were on the ground, making things happen. If you would like to learn the story of how and why Yuschenko was successful in the end, I suggest watching this film.
I have been to Ukraine and spent weeks in Kiev to visit. this is a beautiful country with beautiful people and culture. I love it there and have gone back. I have heard stories of this and keep in touch with those that are going trough this again in 2013 and yet it is still not over! the political corruption Ukraine seems to have no end and as long as ties are kept with the Russian government, it will not end. I walked those same streets that are in this in this video and it is hard to see them in such turmoil then,2004 and now 2013 / 2014. I hope and pray for Ukraine that the people will overcome the corrupt politicians in office there! this video is very well done and I can see the light and courage in the people's eyes as when I was there. they have such an open and friendly culture that revolves around family that is so amazing! I love Ukraine and would love to live there.
This is a brilliant film about a nation which would not allow its election to be stolen by thugs. Unlike some less motivated citizens who have allowed the theft of elections, Ukrainians refused to back down or give up and they did it with persistent nonviolence, not a gun or bomb anywhere. Even when their charismatic candidate was nearly poisoned to death, they stood firm, day after day in the subfreezing snow. Ukrainians have suffered greatly and know the price of freedom. It is true, freedom is not free, and yet the price does not have to be war. They won their democracy back by nonviolent struggle. This film shows the story up close and personal, mostly with actuality, not just post-event interviews. It's riveting.
An extremely well done documentary that methodically explains details of the Orange Revolution in Kiev; featuring the actual participants. An important film and very significant in relation to the current situation in Ukraine. Film footage from the freezing streets of Kiev where protesters organized. A moving testimony of courage and determination.