"Self-Defence" documentary

Url: https://vimeo.com/163454482

Since its first days, Euromaidan was guarded by Self-Defence, the volunteers who took turns to maintain order and security. Today, most of them serve in the National Guard of Ukraine, and the rest have created self-defence crews in cities and towns all over Ukraine to maintain public order.

Odesa Self-Defence brought to light the smuggling of fuel via the sea port to the separatists in the occupied territories of Donbas. One of the founders of Self-Defence, Andriy Levus, went all the way from a community activist to a member of parliament and continues the work of the organisation on the national level.


Serhiy Lysenko, director
Dmytro Tiazhlov, cameraman
Volodymyr Palylyk, cameraman
Oleksiy Mykhailenko, cameraman
Mykyta Moiseev, composer
Anton Baybakov, composer
Borys Peter, sound editor
Roman Bondarchuk, producer, project manager


Pivden NGO and Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
The film production is supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine

Tags: Euromaidan, Maidan, Ukraine, volunteers, self-defence