New French Film on Ukraine May Change Anti-Russia Stance (full video in French)

French film exposes Kiev junta’s nasty roots.  Second video as backup.  Video in French language.

The Masks of Revolution

French TV Channel Releases Maidan Documentary Despite Kiev’s Protest

Canal+ released the new documentary “Les Masques de la Revolution” (The Masks of Revolution) about 2014 Maidan events in Ukraine.

Fighters of Social Nationalist Assembly (SNA), part of the ultra-nationalist Right Sector party, attend a swearing-in ceremony in Kiev prior to leaving on June 3, 2014

European Parliament Member Jean-Luc Schaffhauser said that Ukraine cannot be called a democratic and legal state until it holds those responsible for the atrocities in Odessa, and for the terrorist attacks on the electricity supply lines between Ukraine and Crimea accountable.

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — The French government may reconsider its anti-Russia stance, hardened by Moscow’s alleged involvement in the Ukrainian crisis, following the airing of the “Masks of Revolution” documentary about Ukraine’s far-right groups, European Parliament Member Jean-Luc Schaffhauser told Sputnik France.

On February 1, the French Canal+ television channel aired an investigative film about Ukrainian far-right parliamentary groups by the French documentary maker Paul Moreira, titled “Masks of Revolution.”  The film covers the events in Ukraine in 2014, including the rise of far-right radical groups such as The Right Sector, The Azov Battalion and the Svoboda political party as well as the deadly violence in the southern Ukrainian town of Odessa, which left over 40 anti-government protesters dead.

“I hope that after seeing the report, the French government, including [Prime Minister Laurent] Fabius, will put an end to the policy of imposing unilateral sanctions against Russia, as well as postpone the visa-free regime with Ukraine, since the film demonstrates [to] us how Ukraine is neither a legal nor a democratic state as shown by the local elections in Krivoy Rog and Mariupol,” Schaffhauser said.

Ukraine cannot be called a democratic and legal state until it holds those responsible for the atrocities in Odessa, and for the terrorist attacks on the electricity supply lines between Ukraine and Crimea accountable, Schaffhauser stressed.

“I am happy that Canal+ was brave enough…I am happy that after the February 2014 coup, people began to see the true nature of the illegal formations supporting the regime in Kiev, and the nature of the coup orchestrated by the United States,” Schaffhauser said.

Ukraine’s government voiced protests against the film, urging the French broadcaster to take the documentary off air. The film’s creator Moreira called it “denial, bordering on hysteria.”

Fire smoke and protesters on Maidan Nezalezhnosti square in Kiev. February, 22.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – French TV Channel Canal+ released the new documentary “Les Masques de la Revolution” (The Masks of Revolution) about 2014 Maidan events in Ukraine despite Kiev’s request to take it off the air.The film was broadcast on Monday at 10.30 p.m. local time (21:30 GMT).

The synopsis to “The Masks of Revolution” directed by Paul Moreira as posted on the Canal+ website reads that the movie presents a special investigation into the events that unfolded in Ukraine in 2014. In particular, it portrays the actions by far-right radical groups backed by the United States and the violence in the Ukrainian southern city of Odessa in May, 2014 incited by nationalists.

“Paul Moreira reveals the real faces of the Ukrainian revolution,” the press review by the Telecable Sat broadcaster reads.

On Sunday, the Ukrainian Embassy in France in Paris asked Channel Canal+ not to broadcast the film as it gives the viewer “a false picture on the situation in Ukraine,” in a message posted on the diplomatic mission’s page on Facebook, which was later deleted.


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4 Responses to "New French Film on Ukraine May Change Anti-Russia Stance (full video in French)"

  1. D.D.  February 4, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Overall, not a bad documentary for the still asleep masses in France. For any usual VT reader, or RT watcher, having from the very beginning all the real info one needs to be well informed about what’s being played in Ukraine, too soft, too little, not deep enough, not the whole truth. But for the brainwashed by Western mass media, and who are taking a long time to awake, maybe that’s what we can show them by now. The whole truth would probably be too hard for them to digest.

    A bit deeper next time, and slowly more will awaken. Hoping it won’t be too late for them.

    Sooner or later, Ukraine will have to become again a normal & civilized country. Guess it will start by getting rid of those neo-nazi gangs. Sooner or later the Ukrainian people will have to wake up.

  2. D.D.  February 4, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    This French documentary is not the RT dicumentary. Both have the same name (as the one done by RT is older, we can say the French copied the name, but that’s it, the RT documentary is much better) but are two different documentaries.

  3. JohninMK  February 3, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    The impact of the first showing was so good that Canal+, a pay channel, are going to air it again. As Sputnik put it

    “Due to popular demand, Canal+ is going to rerun the documentary “Les Masques de la Revolution” (The Masks of Revolution) about the 2014 Maidan events in Ukraine. The repeat will be broadcast on February 8, media reports said, referring to the channel’s broadcast content guide.”

  4. paul becke  February 3, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Hitler and his Nazism attract ‘losers’ like a moth to a flame. The only place they’ve been successful in, I believe, is South America, under the aegis of a certain US educational establishment, with a somewhat idiosyncratic curriculum, in which the most elementary literacy and numeracy would not be a requirement. They have, as yet, produced no Nobel laureates.

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