On March 11, 2015 at the prestigious Brussels center for fine arts Bozar the premiere of the film “Maidan” by Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa took place.
The show was preceded by discussion, during which S.Loznitsa together with journalists from Romania, Poland and Latvia shared their impressions of travel in Ukraine during the Maidan revolution. The discussion was organized by EUNIC Brussels, the Network of European National Institutes for culture in Brussels. It was a debate on how Eastern European intelligentsia perceives the political and social crisis in Ukraine that led to the Revolution of Dignity and the war in the Eastern part of the country. The voices of the Europeans, while not directly political were a valuable food for thought for Western Europeans and shed light on much more than the theatre of war.
The participants of debate condemned Russian aggression against Ukraine and unanimously stated that European artists support Ukraine in its struggle against Russian aggression. They called for release of Ukrainian cinematographer Oleg Sentsov and other Ukrainian citizens illegally imprisoned in the Russian Federation.