Watch This: The closest thing to being right there on the frontlines of Euromaidan

Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This month: The A.V. Club atones for its sins of omission, recommending the best movies of the year that we didn’t review.

Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom (2015)

The vast majority of human history is lost to us, at least as something we can experience by proxy. For most of our existence, there were no cameras. Even after cameras were invented, decades passed during which they were too bulky and impractical to carry around all the time, unless filming things was your actual job. Sure, we have footage of World War II and Vietnam and the ’68 Democratic Convention and so forth, but it represents just a tiny sliver of what went down. (Imagine the Kennedy assassination if it happened today—instead of the Zapruder film plus three additional …

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