HUFFINGTON POST
04/22/2014 01:28 pm ET Updated May 21, 2014

Filmmaker Vanessa Black Gives Ukraine's Crisis A Human Face

During Ukraine's recent political crisis, young American filmmaker Vanessa Black went to Kiev to document the people at the center of the protest movement.

Her project, #UkraineRising, aims to show the real human stories behind the demonstrations that toppled president Viktor Yanukovych in February.

Black chronicled the chaotic aftermath of Yanukovych's fall for Elite Daily, a news site aiming to let young people build conversations around the news. Black's poignant stories from Kiev, which will be made into a feature film, are being showcased by Elite Daily as part of the series “Millennials Making A Difference.”

As Ukraine grapples with Crimean secession and pro-Russian unrest in eastern cities, Black's portraits are a moving tribute to the Ukrainians bravely facing an uncertain future.

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