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Oscar-Nominated Ukraine Documentary Free to Watch

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom is now free to observe on YouTube.
 |  Borena Kuliashvili  | 

Netflix has made Winter on Hearth: Ukraine’s Combat for Freedom, its documentary in regards to the Ukrainian revolution of 2014, free to observe on YouTube as a present of help for the nation.

Winter on Hearth debuted on Netflix in 2015. The documentary acquired widespread reward: It was nominated for an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and different accolades; it additionally received the Individuals’s Alternative Award for finest documentary on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition.

This glimpse into Ukraine’s politics—and its folks’s willingness to struggle to help their beliefs—has discovered new relevance through the nation’s ongoing battle with Russia. Netflix says:


Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom is out there now on YouTube and Netflix. YouTube’s statistics point out that the 98-minute-long documentary has acquired greater than 250,000 views lower than 24 hours after Netflix revealed it on the platform.

Now the query is how the Russian authorities, which beforehand demanded that YouTube cease limiting the attain of state media and restricted entry to Fb and Twitter over related complaints, will reply to Netflix’s efforts to make this documentary extra extensively accessible.

Not that Netflix appears significantly fearful. Wired reported(Opens in a brand new window) final week that the corporate had already determined it would not adjust to a Russian legislation requiring it to broadcast 20 state-funded media channels over considerations about its platform getting used to unfold misinformation.



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