Netflix's Winter on Fire was the most terrifying thing I could have watched on Halloween.
9/10. It gets a point off only because there were a few threads I would have liked more information on.
The documentary is about the Euromaidan protests in Kiev from November to February of 2013-14. The footage that they gathered, much of it taken from people on the streets with their cell phones, was incredible. The story itself is terrifying in the modern age. I only imagine how many more dead there would be if something like this happened in the US where everyone has guns (not to get off topic with a 2nd amendment discussion).
I can't get over the Berkut (the special forces police that were responsible for much of the death). I don't understand how they could have attacked their own people in such numbers and with such brutality. I'm not naive, I understand some of the contextual factors (including group think) that would have allowed them to do it, but I have to imagine there's more than that. The only thing I can fathom is that many of the members of the Berkut were actually Russians who held no loyalty to the Ukrainians, and would feel a patriotic drive to defeat the protesters in the interest of Russia. The film gave me no evidence that would lead me to think this, and the idea was never brought up, so maybe it's conspiracy minded. The only other thing I can think is that these are people from eastern Ukraine who hold allegiance to Russia who were brought into Kiev for the task of handling the protests.
Crazy, scary, and very sad.