Acclaimed doc BREAKING POINT: THE WAR FOR DEMOCRACY IN UKRAINE, from Oscar winning director Mark Jonathan Harris, opens in theaters on March 2
** WINNNER – Best Documentary Feature – San Luis Obispo International Film Festival **
** WINNER – Audience Award – Annapolis Film Festival **
** WINNER – Best Documentary Feature – Culture Film Festival **
** WINNER: Gold Jury Prize Social Justice Film Festival **
** WINNER – IAFOR Documentary Film Award **
** Offical Selection – Santa Barbara International Film Festival **
** Official Selection – American Documentary Film Festival **
** Official Selection – Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival **
BREAKING POINT: THE WAR FOR DEMOCRACY IN UKRAINE is an intimate look at the war and revolution in Ukraine through the eyes of ordinary people who risked their lives to create a more democratic, equitable, and independent country. Breaking Point is the dramatic and inspiring portrait of people willing to give up their private, normal lives to unite in a collective effort to bring the rule of law and democracy to their country. Their battle to wrest power from the autocrats and plutocrats who control their governments is a struggle that is being waged around the world, from the Mideast to America. The outcome affects not only the future of Ukraine, but the future of democracy throughout the world.
Director Mark Jonathan Harris is an Academy Award® winning documentary filmmaker and Distinguished Professor in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. Among the many documentaries he has written, produced and/or directed are HUELGA!, the landmark film about Cesar Chavez and THE REDWOODS, which won an Oscar® for Best Short Documentary and helped establish a redwood national park in 1968. THE LONG WAY HOME, a film he wrote and directed about the period immediately following the Holocaust, won the Academy Award® for Best Feature Documentary in 1997; and INTO THE ARMS OF STRANGERS: STORIES OF THE KINDERTRANSPORT, which he also wrote and directed, won the Academy Award® for Best Feature Documentary in 2000 and was selected by the U.S. Library of Congress for inclusion in its National Film Registry.
March 9, 2018 – Los Angeles – Laemmle Music Hall
** Additional cities to follow **
Directed by: Mark Jonathan Harris and Oles Sanin
Specs: 98 minutes
Distributor: Synergetic Distribution