After a protracted debate on factual inaccuracies, the Swedish television network SVT has made up its mind to air the documentary film ‘Ukraine, The Masks of the Revolution’, directed by French filmmaker Paul Moreira. The film gives gives an unflattering picture of the February 2014 coup in Ukraine, its architects, contributors and participants.
After a review of the film’s contents by editorial staff and independent experts, SVT found “nothing inaccurate or misleading” and endorsed the documentary for airing. In February, the film was premiered on the French Canal+ channel. According to SVT‘s project manager Axel Arnö, the airing will be complete with short studio conversations.The filmmaker, Paul Moreira, earlier admitted his film was “contrary to the commonly accepted narrative” and said the hostile reaction by some nevertheless shocked him. He said he has been called a ‘propagandist’ and a ‘terrorist’ on the payroll of Russian intelligence agencies.
‘Ukraine, The Masks of the Revolution’ is about the Maidan uprising and the violent protests against the then government which led to bloodshed and the subsequent ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych in early 2014. The film also deals with the disproportionate role extreme right-wing organizations such as the Right Sector, the Azov Battalion and the Svoboda Party played in the uprising. The film claims these were supported by the United States.
The film also covers the deadly violence in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa on May 2, 2014 that left over 40 anti-government protesters dead.
View Paul Moreira’s ‘Ukraine, masks of the revolution’ on Vimeo On Demand: