The film will be introduced by history professor David Vseviov.
16 days. Revolution on Granite
Documentary, 2014 (30 min)
Director: Galina Khymych
Language: Ukrainian, with English subtitles
What has become known as the Revolution on Granite of October 1990 lasted for just 16 days but its repercussions started a process that eventually resulted in Ukraine regaining its independence. The central square in Kyiv, now called Maidan Nezalezhnosti, was the site where the revolution unfolded. The protesters' camp was pitched on the granite slabs with which part of the square was paved – hence the reference to the event as the Revolution on Granite. The main weapon of the protesters, most of them students, was a hunger strike. The protesters also encouraged and inspired other forms of protest. The Revolution on Granite achieved its main goals and produced a radical shift in people's attitudes to the Soviet regime, thus opening the way for Ukraine's independence.
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