Unprecedented times for 21st century Europe. On 24 February, Russia invaded Ukraine – a democratic European country. As the European Greens, we have condemned Putin’s war. This invasion is an outright attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty and a flagrant violation of international law. It is not only an attack on Ukraine’s territorial integrity, but a brutal assault on the rule of law, democracy, and peace in Europe – the foundations on which the European Union was built in the aftermath of World War II.
Respect for Ukraine’s sovereignty includes respect for its right to freely choose its alliances. Ukraine has a right to freedom and democracy and has acted swiftly in coordination with other parties and the European Union to protect these rights. The European Green family stands in support of Ukraine and its people. We have joined gatherings calling for peace in Ukraine and will continue to do so.
23 March at 00:00 CET – 24 March at 23:59 CET
Maidan chronicles the civil uprising against the regime of president Yanukovych which took place in Kiev (Ukraine) in the winter of 2013-2014. The film follows the progress of the revolution: from peaceful rallies, half a million strong, in Maidan Square, to bloody street battles between protestors and riot police. Maidan is a portrait of an awakening nation rediscovering its identity.
Director Sergei Loznitsa rises above current political issues and looks at the nature of the popular uprising as a social, cultural and philosophical phenomenon. A mix of enthusiasm, heroic struggle, terror, courage, aspiration, people’s solidarity, folk culture, passion and self-sacrifice, Maidan is a cinematic canvas combining classical filmmaking style with the urgency of documentary.
Director: Sergei Loznitsa
Duration: 131 min
Access: All but France, Germany, Austria, UK, Switzerland, Poland, Netherlands (under negotiation)
Debate: Ukraine’s struggle for freedom and democracy: the shock of 24 February
24 March at 19:30 CET
Following the screening of Maidan, we are hosting a debate on Thursday 24 March at 19:30 CET. We aim to explore the recent past to better understand the political and social demands as well as the struggles of the people of Ukraine over the last decade. We will be joined by journalists, activists, politicians and academics who have been working and reporting from Ukraine. During the session, they will share their unique perspectives and discuss Russia’s post-Soviet ambitions to control its former states, the Maidan Revolution, and how the events of 2013 and 2014 are connected to today’s war.
Moderator: Dr Sam Murray, Music Lecturer and EGP Amendments Committee Member
Pretty Loud are the first Roma Girl Band from Serbia. They proudly blend rap and hip-hop vocal styles with ancestral Roma music, and contemporary and urban movement with traditional dance.
Through their lyrics and writing they talk about their everyday challenges and hopes as well as more complex topics such as race, representation, and social justice.
About the Green Screen
Through a series of online film screenings, the Green Screen project invites you to engage with contemporary debates on the future of Europe, post-COVID recovery and making our societies more resilient and sustainable. Created by the European Greens, it will explore topics such as the climate crisis, environmental and social justice, and democracy.
Each month, the Green Screen is dedicated to a key theme to build a better future for Europe. On the third week of each month, a film screening will be made available for free on our platform for 48 hours, on Wednesday and Thursday. Then, you can follow a live debate on an issue inspired by the film, which will take place on Thursdays at 19:00 CEST.
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Adopted during the 31st Council June 2020
We invite you to join us in Riga, Latvia, on 3-5 June 2022. We are looking forward to gathering as a family once again in these unique times to shape our political action and elect the new Committee of the European Green Party. Come participate and contribute your ideas on how to fight for a more free, peaceful, and democratic Europe that addresses the social, economic and climate crises today.