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Oscar®-Nominated Film Showcase: Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
  • Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016
  • Time: 4:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

The National Archives hosts the 12th annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor
(102 minutes; unrated)

During three months in 2013 and 2014, student demonstrations in Kiev’s Maidan Square developed into a revolution by diverse groups of people calling for the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovych. Hoping for stronger ties to the European Union, protesters fought against government military forces to oppose Yanukovych’s efforts to ally with Russia.

The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership with the National Archives.

Registration for the 2016 film showcase is now closed. While we cannot guarantee you a seat, we anticipate being able to accommodate a certain number of walk-ups. Reserved seats will be made available to those waiting 15 minutes before the program begins.

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All public programs at the National Archives are free. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 in advance.