Event: ‘Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom’



TIME: 12:15 – 13:15, Wednesday 13th April 2016

VENUE: Committee Room 3A, House of Lords, SW1A 0PW

SPEAKER: Evgeny Afineevsky, Oscar nominee Producer and Director
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org


A civil rights movement erupts in Ukraine. In just 93 days, what started as a peaceful student protest quickly morphs into a violent revolution. Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom is an intimate portrayal of the student demonstrations in 2013-2014 which protested President Victor Yanukovych’s Russia-facing strategy and called for greater ties to the European Union. Evgeny Afineevsky’s powerful documentary shows the action on the ground that led to diverse groups from across Ukraine joining in Maidan Nezalezhnosti to call for the resignation of President Viktor F. Yanukovich and fairer, more democratic politics.

By kind invitation of Lord Risby, The Henry Jackson Society is pleased to invite you to an event with Evgeny Afineevsky, Director of the Oscar-nominated documentary Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom. Evgeny will be discussing the making of the documentary and his experience of the protests. Clips of the documentary will be shown and Evgeny will engage in a questions and answers session with the audience.

To attend, please RSVP to rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org – RSVPs must include your full name and any affiliations including for any guests you wish to bring. We will send a confirmation that will be required to attend the event.

Speaker biography:

Evgeny Afineevsky is one of the youngest and most successful impresarios in Israel and abroad. He has worked with and has been sponsored by many of the top line directors and producers in Israel and the US. He has gone on to coordinate and produce over 30 musicals and numerous TV series. Evgeny has produced three feature films, most notably The Return from India which received the Israeli Grand from the Israeli Film Fund and The Gold Special Jury Award from the 38th Annual Houston Worldfest in 2005.  His recent project, Winter on Fire, a historical feature documentary, was an official selection of the Venice and Telluride International film festivals. It also received the People’s Choice Award for the best documentary from the Toronto International Film Festival, and has been nominated for the 88th Academy Awards. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Directors Guild of America, and Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.


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