: Ukrainian film receives Television Academy Honors Award

15:51 Jun. 19, 2016

Ukrainian film receives Television Academy Honors Award

Den Tolmor, left, and Evgeny Afineevsky accept the Television Academy Honors Award for Winter On Fire at 2016 Television Academy Honors on June 8, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo)

Documentary movie follows the 93 days of Ukraine's Euromaidan revolution

The Television Academy has honoured Ukrainian film Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight For Freedom "for exploring the values of democracy and liberty and capturing the remarkable mobilization and protestation of nearly a million citizens across the country."

The 2015 documentary movie shows Ukrainian Euromaidan uprising that overthrew Moscow-friendly President Viktor Yanukovych.

During the awarding ceremony director Evgeny Afineevsky thanked the Academy "for this great honour on behalf of my country and my amazing international team."

Watch Ukraine Today's interview with Evgeny Afineevsky: Director of award-winning Euromaidan documentary shows the human drama behind the headlines

"The Revolution on Dignity that happened in winter 2013-2014 taught me a lot and some things that I had learned I wanted to document and to bring to the world," Afineevsky said.

Winter on Fire in 2016 was nominated for Oscar losing out to to a biographical film about British singer Amy Winehouse in the best documentary features category.

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