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Freedom or Death

“Freedom or Death” focuses on the revolutionary events in Kyiv, Ukraine in 2014. The film is told from the point of view of Ukrainian-American filmmaker Damian Kolodiy.
Kolodiy’s voice narrates the film, which focuses on events in Kyiv, starting with the peaceful demonstrations in support of Ukraine signing a free trade agreement with the European Union. The film examines how those peaceful demonstrations escalate into a violent conflict between Ukrainian activists and the Ukrainian government headed by corrupt President Victor Yanukovych. Through on the ground footage and Kolodiy’s voiceover, the film is a chronological and forensic portrait of how a civil uprising in Kyiv has become a hybrid war with Russia that has had global ramifications.

  • Damian Kolodiy
    The Orange Chronicles
  • Damian Kolodiy
    The Orange Chronicles
  • Sean P. Murphy
  • Damian Kolodiy
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Свобода или смерть
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 13 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 4, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    40,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Phoenix Film Festival
    United States
    April 8, 2016
    World Cinema Audience Award
Distribution Information
  • Journeyman Pictures
    Country: Worldwide
Director - Damian Kolodiy