Sergei Loznitsa is a Ukrainian director known for his documentaries as well as feature directorial works. In 1987 he graduated from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute as a mathematician, then worked in the Institute of Cybernetics. In 1991 he studied at Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography. His first two features, My Joy (2010) and In the Fog (2012) both competed for the Palme d’Or. Maidan (2014), his latest documentary, is a record of the 2013–14 protests in Kyiv and their violent suppression.