Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Diane Francis writes for The Huffington Post on “Winter on Fire,” a documentary on Ukraine’s Euromaidan and the 2014 revolution:

The film is chronological and chaotic, just as history is, and an editing triumph comprised of amateur footage, spliced with stories of major battles and people. This was truly a grassroots revolution that began with students on a cold and rainy November 21, 2013.They had gathered for a peaceful protest on Kyiv’s Maidan, at its Independence Square, to support Ukraine’s membership in the European Union following reports that their President Viktor Yanukovych was going to renege on his promise to do so. As it turned out, he had signed a secret deal to join Russia’s economic union.

Read the full article here.