People Who Came to Power

The film traces the gradual slide of a society into war


About the project

The film recreates gradual transition of the society from peaceful life to the state of war. Shot in March-April 2014 in Donbass, it follows the transformation of social protest into an armed revolt, supported by covert foreign invasion. The film doesn't focus on individual stories, instead showing the mechanisms of inflaming the war that lead to the social collapse.





Oleksiy Radynski, director

Tomáš Rafa, director, cameraman

Jan Wachowski, editor

Veronika Kanischeva, sound director 

Nikita Overchik, color grading

Lyuba Knorozok, producer



Oleksiy Radynski, Tomáš Rafa