BREAKING POINT: The War for Democracy in Ukraine

volunteer-medic-soldier-1Sponsored by Tom Sant & Susan Hirsch
This documentary delves into the eye-opening details of the fallout from the events that began in November 2013, when Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, under pressure from Russia, rejected a promised trade deal with the European Union. Students and journalists began protests that sparked a three-month revolution, which ended in the death of 123 protesters, the flight of President Yanukovych, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and invasion of eastern Ukraine, and a war that has killed 10,000 Ukrainians and created 1.9 million refugees. BREAKING POINT depicts these turbulent events through the eyes of several people whose lives were changed forever by their experiences. 97 min. USA/Ukraine

Friday, March 17 1:15pm Downtown Centre
Sunday, March 19, 1:15pm Downtown Centre

Co-Directors: Mark Jonathan Harris & Oles Sanin
Co-Writers: Paul Wolansky & Mark Jonathan Harris
Co-Producers: Paul Wolansky, Mark Jonathan Harris, Oles Sanin, Maxim Asadchy, & Peter Borisow