MDR Film Prize< >
for an excellent Eastern European documentary film
Oleksandr Techynskyi, Aleksey Solodunov and Dmitry Stoykov (Ukraine) for the film
All Things Ablaze
„Cameras have accompanied the people on Maidan for months - and that on both sides of the square. The film is forceful, consistent and always right in the middle of it. Side on side with the protagonists. Tough and undisguised. A brutal and self-dynamic escalation of violence and counter-violence – scenes like in civil war, noise and blood. The film does not intend to reflect the content of the events, but the experience of being witness to a fight having gone awry and ending in despair, helplessness and death. The dimension of political activities with all their consequences will only become visible in this way.