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Documentary 'Maidan' polarizes participants in Ukraine revolution
Documentary 'Maidan' polarizes participants in Ukraine revolution

Watching dramas or comedies in the cities where they were shot is a fairly common experience. But it's not often one views a film about a revolution just blocks from where the uprising happened. That surreal situation has been playing out over the past week in this Eastern European capital, where less than six months after a series of bloody street protests toppled a pro-Russian leader, a new documentary about the event has elicited polarized reactions among the very people who lived it. The film is at once an example of cinema's desire, in this rapid-reaction age, to capture charged news events and an object lesson in how difficult that task really is. "Maidan"...

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