Quantcast
"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Jul 022017
 

Oliver Stone’s Executive Produced ‘Ukraine on Fire’ Explains U.S. Role in Regime Change

ukraine-post

“I was a supporter of the 2004 Orange revolution. But, over time I (and others) began to realize that this “revolution” like so many others, was scripted and staged with big money and intervention by foreign government,” – Igor Lopatonok

Oliver Stone was introduced to Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow while making a documentary about Ukraine in 2015. This lead to the extended conversations with Russia’s leader that became The Putin Interviews, which recently aired on Showtime. “Ukraine on Fire,” the documentary, was executive produced by Stone and places him in the interviewer’s seat, investigating the Maidan Massacre and the coup that lead to the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych in 2014. “Ukraine on Fire” is set to be released via Streaming on June 27 and on DVD and Blu-Ray on July 18 by Cinema Libre Studio.

For centuries Ukraine has been at the center of a tug-of-war between powers seeking to control its rich lands and access to the Black Sea. 2014’s Maidan Massacre triggered a bloody uprising that ousted president Viktor Yanukovych and painted Russia as the perpetrator by Western media. “Ukraine on Fire” provides a historical perspective for the deep divisions in the region which lead to the 2004 Orange Revolution, 2014 uprisings, and the violent overthrow of democratically elected Yanukovych.

In a December 15, 2015 Facebook post, the Oscar award-wining Stone wrote from Moscow, “Interviewed Viktor Yanukovych 4 hours in Moscow …Details to follow in the documentary, but it seems clear that the so-called ‘shooters’ who killed 14 police men, wounded some 85, and killed 45 protesting civilians, were outside third party agitators. Many witnesses, including Yanukovych and police officials, believe these foreign elements were introduced by pro-Western factions– with CIA fingerprints on it.”

In the film, investigative journalist Robert Parry reveals how U.S.-funded political NGOs and media companies have emerged since the 80s replacing the CIA in promoting America’s geopolitical agenda abroad. In addition to Putin, Stone interviews former President Viktor Yanukovych and Minister of Internal Affairs, Vitaliy Zakharchenko, who explain how the U.S. Ambassador and factions in Washington actively plotted for regime change. Stone solicits Putin’s take on the significance of Crimea, NATO and the U. S.’s history of interference in elections and regime change in the region.

This is a continuation of Cinema Libre’s collaboration with Stone, having released SOUTH OF THE BORDER (2010) and LOOKING FOR FIDEL (2006).

Says Lopatonok, "Due to the ongoing situation in the region, we wanted to make the streaming option available as soon as possible."

TRAILER: ukraineonfire.com

SYNOPSIS:

Ukraine. Across its eastern border is Russia and to its west—Europe. For centuries, it has been at the center of a tug-of-war between powers seeking to control its rich lands and access to the Black Sea. 2014’s Maidan Massacre triggered a bloody uprising that ousted president Viktor Yanukovych and painted Russia as the perpetrator by Western media. But was it?

“Ukraine on Fire” by Igor Lopatonok provides a historical perspective for the deep divisions in the region which lead to the 2004 Orange Revolution, 2014 uprisings, and the violent overthrow of democratically elected Yanukovych.  Covered by Western media as a people’s revolution, it was in fact a coup d’état scripted and staged by nationalist groups and the U.S. State Department. Investigative journalist Robert Parry reveals how U.S.-funded political NGOs and media companies have emerged since the 80s replacing the CIA in promoting America’s geopolitical agenda abroad.

Executive producer Oliver Stone gains unprecedented access to the inside story through his on-camera interviews with former President Viktor Yanukovych and Minister of Internal Affairs, Vitaliy Zakharchenko, who explain how the U.S. Ambassador and factions in Washington actively plotted for regime change.  And, in his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir

WEBSITEFILM FACEBOOK PAGE

STREAMING DETAILS

US & CANADA – Tuesday, June 27

Amazon Streaming

BLU-RAY Technical details DVD Technical Details
TRT: 95 MINS

Language: English, Ukrainian, Russian with English subtitles

AUDIO: 5:1 & Stereo | RATIO: 1080 p 16:9

RATING: Not Rated | GENRE: Documentary

All Regions

UPC 881394125629 | CLS1256

List Price : $29.95

BONUS FEATURES: Bonus Documentary “Maidan Massacre (56 minutes), Deleted Scenes, Trailer, Closed Caption

TRT: 95 MINS

Language: English, Ukrainian, Russian with English subtitles

AUDIO: 5:1 | RATIO: 16:9

RATING: Not Rated | GENRE: Documentary

All Regions

UPC 881394125728 | CLS 1257

List price: $24.95

DVD Extras: Deleted Scenes, Trailers, Closed Captions

 Posted by on July 2, 2017  Add comments

 Leave a Reply

(required)

(required)