BEYOND REVOLUTION – UKRAINE AFTER MAIDAN

Through the stories of three prominent Ukrainian politicians, from 2013 to the present, we witness the country’s struggle for democracy, self-determination and geopolitical stability.

Since Ukraine broke away from the Soviet Union in 1991, the young nation state has been a pawn in the game of the major political powers, while at the same time searching for its own identity. We follow three of the main protagonists of the Euromaidan Uprising over a period of several years as they evolve from activists to politicians in a fragile democratic system, to defenders of their country against the invasion of Russia: Mustafa Nayyem, Svitlana Zalishchuk and Serhiy Leshchenko – also referred to as “the three musketeers” in Ukraine. Through their stories, from 2013 to the present, we witness Ukraine’s struggle for democracy, self-determination and geopolitical stability between the forces of East and West. All three had a powerful impact in the country as initiators of the Maidan Revolution, as well as political leaders trying to reform Ukraine from within and integrate it into Western alliances. The 2019 election changed many things. The former revolutionaries of the Maidan became representatives of the "old system" in the eyes of the next generation. Between post-Soviet forces and the EU, triumphs and setbacks, their struggle for democracy in 2022 enters a whole new dimension with Russia’s invasion.