ULTIMATE DOCS COMPETITION

WORLD PREMIERE

ORANGE REVOLUTION

USA, 2007, 106 min., Ukrainian, English

Director:
Steve York
Producer: Steve York
Cinematography: Alexandre Kvatashidze, Peter Pearce
Editing: Joseph Wiedenmayer
Production company: York Zimmerman Inc.
Print Source:
Miriam Zimmerman
York Zimmerman Inc.
2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW Suite 502
Washington, DC 20007
USA
Tel.: 202 337 3291
Fax: 202 337 0614
e-mail: mzimmerman@yorkzim.com
www.orangerevolutionmovie.com



Orange Revolution

The presidential candidate poisoned, the election stolen and the citizens outraged – filmmaker Steve York caught ever moment of Ukraine's Orange Revolution on tape and presents it here in vivid and captivating detail. Early in the campaign the people’s candidate, Viktor Yushchenko, had been poisoned, narrowly escaping an attempt on his life that left him with chronic pain and his face disfigured. Outraged and determined, people came by the hundreds of thousands, from every part of the country to Kiev to protest. They marched to show their disapproval, set up tent cities and formed human barricades around government buildings. Kiev restaurants donate food, citizens brought clothing and blankets and rock bands provided entertainment. Despite freezing temperatures the masses stayed in the streets demanding reforms in the election process. From the frontlines footage, interviews with media personalities and Yushchenko himself provide this affecting and inspiring doc with a contagious spirit reminiscent of that which infected Kiev in 2004. The people’s unwavering determination became known as the Orange Revolution and set Ukraine on the path to a new era.

 

Steve York was born in 1943. Originaly from St. Louis, Missouri, York moved to Washington, DC in 1972. He produced and directed films for Bill Moyers and Charles Guggenheim. Since 1976 he has written produced and directed films and television programs ranging from network series to prime-time specials, political campaign spots, advocacy and educational films. York received numerous awards including Peabody Award and Golden Hugo Award.

Filmography (selected):

Orange Revolution (2007);
Bringing Down a Dictator
(2002);
A Force More Powerful (1999);
Gunpower (1996), TV mini-series;
Selling the Dream (1990).

 

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