Director: Serhiy Lysenko
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 21 min
  • The citizen and the state
  • Human dignity
  • Human rights
  • Right to liberty
  • Freedom of speech
  • Right to peacefully assemble
  • Activists / NGOs
  • Government officials
  • Teachers
  • Institutions of the state penitentiary system of Ukraine
  • Employees of penitentiary system
  • Students
  • Journalists
  • Pupils
  • Lawyers

Euromaidan SOS was initiated by young human rights defenders and activists who came together on November 30, after protesting students were beaten on Euromaidan. Today, the NGO monitors war crimes, engages in international advocacy, and fights for the release of political prisoners. 


Oleksandra Matviychuk, a prominent young human rights defender and head of the Center for Civil Liberties, tells that, the day after the beating of students on Maidan Nezalezhnosti on November 30, 2013, activists opened one hotline for the victims and another one for volunteer lawyers. Thus, they provided legal services and defense in courts for the protesters. Nowadays, they monitor war crimes in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, submit obtained documents to international institutions, engage in international advocacy, and fight for the release of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia.  

Serhiy Lysenko
Serhiy Lysenko graduated from the Film Directing Department of the Karpenko-Karyi Kyiv National University of Film and Television. He worked as a filmmaker and screenwriter at FilmUA and Star Media. In 2012, in cooperation with Viktor Shcheglov, he founded the Generator Film studio to work on his own film projects.
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