American University (AU) alumna Olha Onyshko’s latest film, Women of Maidan will debut at the Woodstock Film Festival October 13-16. The documentary tells the story of women involved in the Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity during 2013-2014. It portrays the relentless, bleak winter against brutal government forces.
At the film festival, Onyshko will also take part in a panel discussion for filmmakers to share the story behind the film. As the third Anniversary of the Maidan Revolution is around the corner, Onyshko will be showcasing her film in the D.C.area as well.
A graduate of the School of Communication’s MFA film program at AU, Onyshko has been collecting stories from her home country, Ukraine, since the summer before she enrolled in her program. She has set out to reveal the unheard or buried stories of her country to the world and this film is a result of that. One of her earlier films, Stories of Galicia, a collaboration with fellow MFA alumna Sara Farhat, toured internationally and screened at the Cannes Film Market.