SynopsisThrough the stories of three prominent Ukrainian politicians, from 2013 to the present day, we witness the country’s struggle for democracy, autonomy and geopolitical stability.
Since Ukraine broke away from the Soviet Union in 1991, the young nation state has been a pawn in a game controlled by the major political powers, while at the same time searching for its own identity. Over a period of several years, we follow three of the main protagonists of the Euromaidan Uprising as they evolve from activists to politicians in a fragile democratic system, to defenders of their country against the Russian invasion: Mustafa Nayyem, Svitlana Zalishchuk and Serhiy Leshchenko – also referred to in Ukraine as “the three musketeers”. Through their stories, from 2013 to the present day, we witness Ukraine’s struggle to achieve democracy, autonomy and geopolitical stability between the forces of east and west. All three had a powerful impact in the country as initiators of the Maidan Revolution, but also as political leaders trying to reform Ukraine from within and integrate it into Western alliances. The 2019 election changed many things. The former revolutionaries of the Maidan became representatives of the "old system" in the eyes of the next generation. Caught between post-Soviet forces and the EU and faced with both triumphs and setbacks, their struggle for democracy in 2022 takes on a whole new dimension following the Russian invasion.