#Babylon '13: From the Front Lines of the Ukrainian Revolution (Eindhoven)

  • May 25, 2014 · 3:00 PM
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#Babylon ‘13 director to present the award-winning Cinema of Civil Protest in The Hague on 21 May.

When the former president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, refused to sign an association agreement with the EU in November 2013, the first protesters took to the streets of Kyiv. In the months that followed, the demonstrations grew, as did the violence against those gathered on Maidan. Yanukovych finally fled Ukraine in February 2014, under mounting pressure due to public outrage at the deadly confrontations in Kyiv. It was a surprising yet long-awaited victory. Yet, bigger surprises were still to come: the annexation of Crimea, separatism in Eastern Ukraine and "war" with Russia. The historic events that unfolded on Maidan were quickly followed by those now changing the course not only of Ukraine’s history but quite possibly Europe – and the world.

Following enthusiastic reception in New York, Toronto, Oslo and Amsterdam, Eindhoven is next to host #babylon ´13 – Cinema of Civil Protest. #Babylon ’13 is a collective of Ukrainian filmmakers who have documented the recent uprising in Kyiv, the annexation of Crimea and separatism in Eastern Ukraine. Eyewitness Cristian Jereghi – in the Netherlands to promote BOB (Best of Online Activism) winner #babylon ’13 as one of its directors – will be on hand to screen and discuss 15 documentary shorts. These films capture the Ukrainian revolution from the perspective of protesters, separatists and soldiers, among others – those who are shaping Ukraine’s destiny and writing the next chapter of its history. 

Subtitles: English

25 May 2014

From 15:00 - Live-stream presidential elections

16:00 - 17:30 Screening and Q&A

17:30 - 18:30 Maidan helmet-painting workshop

18:30 - 20:00 Open buffet with Ukrainian food 

The Hub Eindhoven for Expats, Vestdijk 25, Eindhoven 


Cristian  Jereghi (#babylon '13 director) 

Robert van Voren (Professor of Soviet and Post- Soviet Studies at Ilia State University (Tbilisi, Georgia) and Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania) and Chief Executive of Global Initiative on Psychiatry) 


Free of charge 


Photo exhibition by Kateryna Snizhko

Reception with traditional food and drinks

DJ Kate Orange 


Altrif Label

The Hub Eindhoven for Expats 



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De regisseurs van #babylon ’13, de winnaar van de BOB award, presenteert zijn film “Uit de frontlijn van de Oekraïense revolutie” op 21 mei in Filmhuis Den Haag. 

Toen de Oekraïense ex-president Janoekovitsj in november 2013 op het laatste moment weigerde een associatieverdrag met de EU te tekenen gingen de eerste demonstranten in Kiev de straat op. De maanden erna werden de demonstraties massaler en het geweld tegen de demonstranten ernstiger. In februari 2014 na de bloedige confrontaties op Maidan vluchtte Janoekovitsj onder druk van volksprotesten het land uit. Het leek op een langverwachte overwinning. Maar de grootste schok moest nog komen: annexatie van de Krim, separatisme in het Oosten en de “oorlog” met Rusland. De historische gebeurtenissen die ontvouwde zich op Maidan werden snel gevolgd door de ontwikkelingen die niet alleen de geschidenis van Oekraine nu veranderen, maar mogelijk van Europa en de wereld. 

Na enthousiaste ontvangsten in New York City, Toronto, Oslo en Amsterdam verwelkomt ook Eindhoven #babylon ’13 – Cinema of Civil Protest. #Babylon ’13 is een collectief van Oekraïense filmmakers die de recente opstand in Kiev, de bezetting van de Krim en separatisme in het Oosten van Oekraïne hebben gedocumenteerd. De film bestaat uit 15 korte series die door Cristian Jereghi, één van de regisseurs en ooggetuige uit Oekraïne, ingeleid en nabesproken zullen worden. Deze documentaire laat de Oekraïense revolutie zien door de ogen van o.a. demonstranten, separatisten en soldaten - de mensen die et volgende hoofstuk van de geschiedenis van Oekraïne schrijven.

Ondertiteling: Engels

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  • Natasha Z.

    Check out the photos I just added :)

    June 4

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very Nice!

    1 · May 26, 2014

  • Natasha Z.

    Minimum politics, maximum truthful information, and a fair amount of fun ;)
    We want to tell you a true story about Ukrainian revolution but also let you experience our culture.
    Please bring your Dutch friends who are not on Meetup and please feel free to ask any questions, I'm here to answer them.

    May 17, 2014

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