The pro-European Maidan revolution in Ukraine toppled President Viktor Yanukovych, but corruption still runs deep and the oligarchs remain in control. Despite years of pressure from the EU and Washington, Ukrainian leaders have refused to annihilate the legacy of the old regime. Meanwhile, the conflict in eastern Ukraine rages on, with Moscow-backed rebels hindering the country’s move towards the west. Despite this turmoil, a new generation of creative young people in the capital city of Kyiv is keeping the spirit of Maidan alive.
These musicians, fashion designers, and artists are still dreaming of making a difference in post-Soviet Ukraine. Reporter Frank Hofmann has spent the summer documenting their lives and their vision for the future. Follow the journey of these young minds as they navigate the challenges of their country’s history and explore the possibilities of a new Ukraine in this inspiring and thought-provoking documentary.