I will be discussing what I saw, the injustice people have to suffer through and events occurring. Ukraine Burning opens up with seeing the Beirut “the riot police” lined up against the protestors on Horseshoe Street, Kiev in January 2014. You hear protestors chanting “Glory to the heroes”, while most of them wear masks and shields to protect themselves. They interview a girl named Anna Karakas, a protestor saying in her opinion the situation in Ukraine is the opposition is not doing anything and that they only say is that they’re ready to fight.
Yet she points out where is Glitch, the leader of the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for reform. Glitch later shows up on the fronts of Kiev while protestors are mad at him for not doing anything and calling out for “revolution” at him and clearly not getting it. Polymer one of the Automation activist talks to Vice and talks about the movement. He points out that the activists, who get hurt and who end up in the hands of the authorities, they take them to their branch where they get beaten up, tortured and their rights completely breached.
The documentary brings up to the Rumanian SO, a group of volunteers dedicated into tracking down the disappeared. They interview. Colombia Overbooks one of the volunteers. She says they have started this initiative on the 30th November the first day on Maida Square when the students were beaten. There purpose is to help any Maida activist, who may be in any legal trouble, if they’ve been injured or have been missing. They have more than 200 volunteers and each day 20 guys go to work.
When Henry asks protestors what they are simply doing, you know all thy say is “we’re fighting for out redeem, that’s all. ” It’s sad to see all these fires in the clip and police go against their own people for only wanting freedom for their country. Most of the time the protestors are simply chanting ‘glory for Ukraine’ being peaceful and the Beirut from their side shot on the protestor’s side and then the fights start.
Protestors, like the Ukraine Agricultural Ministry, have occupied a great deal of government buildings where Vice meets up with Alexander Dankly, the leader of Spills Sparta (Ukrainian opposition group). He states that “their strategy is a strategy f non-violent resistance, occupying state buildings, because now it’s a proxy war between the Ukrainian people the Russian Federation and their puppet regime are there in Ukrainian, so it’s a war of independence. Their political leaders whom are suppose to be examples for the country have been doing nothing and aren’t the ones in the street protesting for their freedom. One of the last people Vice interviews and one of my favorites is Andrei Tartness, the leading representative of right sector who explains that the Right Sector is a union of various nationwide Ukrainian organizations, different groups of people and volunteers. He states, ” The Right Sector was formed during the first couple of days of the Maida protest to spread our own nationalistic viewpoint.
We’re not as interested in being a part of the Euro integration as much as we are in getting rid of the mafia regime through a nationwide revolution. We’re protecting people against the Beirut, if they think we are extremist, they must think that everybody is extremist, if you look at the photos of the protests there are ten of thousands of people, are they extremist? We get shot; killed, beaten and robbed, masses of people are imprisoned. Everything this man had to say was true, because the police are thinking they are extremist since when do protestors protesting for freedom in their country become being labeled extremist. The documentary ends with the result on February 18th violet clashed kicked off on parliament again. The purpose of this video I believe is so people outside of Ukraine can really get a feeling on what’s going on everyday out there. It’s a war; people are fighting for their freedom. Ukraine is in two divides, the west and the east.
The rest of the word and people need to realize that government and the police are wrong; they need to support the protesters. Ukraine Burning really shows that no matter what the protesters are not giving up until they are heard and Justice is done. It’s really hard when the police who are supposed to be protecting them are against them as well. Also, the political leaders are doing nothing; it’s the people who are fighting for their freedom in the streets everyday. Works Cited http://www. Youth. Com/watch? Featureless