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Orange Revolution Details

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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 46 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Steve York


Documentary filmmaker Steve York pays testament to the true power of democracy with this informative investigation of the highly controversial 2004 Ukrainian presidential election. Assembled from over 300 hours of original footage and archival materials, York's film was set into motion when presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko was mysteriously poisoned. As the public took to the pools and the votes were being tallied, exit polls indicated that Yushchenko was leading by an impressive margin. Soon thereafter, when his opponent Viktor Yanukovych was declared the winner of the election, the public sat dumbfounded. In the aftermath over a million enraged protestors flooded the streets of Kyiv to stage what would quickly become the most effective political protest of the decade. Despite harsh weather conditions and ominous threats from both police and Yanukovych supporters, these protestors stood their ground in a makeshift tent city and boldly refused to surrender their rights to a contemptuous government. Now, as York ventures deep into the heart of Independence Square, secret tapes and explosive footage combine with the personal insight of Yushchenko, key aides, and leader Yulia Tymoshenko to show exactly what happens when the public decides to take back the power for the benefit of the people. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi



Steve York
Steve York
Steve York
Joseph Wiedenmayer
Peter Ackerman
Executive Producer