I said I would respond then never did. Oops.
Both of these documentaries are rank propaganda. I'm not familiar with the maker of the first one, but Roger Stone is an old Leftist who still believes that Moscow is the headquarters of the Revolution.
Maidan was not a huge movement at first. But every time the government cracked down on it, it grew larger. Then people began getting kidnapped and murdered by traffic police and more protesters came. Then groups of low-rent gopniki show up to beat the piss out of journalists and more people show up. By the time the Berkut were murdering people in the street, there was no turning back for the Yanukovych regime.
After Maidan, there was no reckoning. There were a handful of the most plainly guilty oligarch and Yanukovych allies who fled to Russia, but most of his party have either reformed as the Opposition Bloc or even joined the Poroshenko Bloc and are still in the ruling party of government. Barely anyone has even gone to trial, and out of the few who have, some of them got out right away because of their political connections. The judiciary and prosecutors are mostly a bunch of Yanukovych holdovers. I hardly would even call in a "Revolution."
During and after Maidan, there was a flood of disinformation saying that there were Banderist militias wandering the streets assaulting people for speaking Russian and crucifying children. A lot of people were afraid. You think that there is a fake news problem in the US? You haven't seen anything. A few months later though, and most realized it was all bullshit. I know one babushka who watched too much tv and thought that the Ukrainians were coming to lynch her, now she is a patriot and always knew Poroshenko had the right path in mind.
And the casual usage of the word "the Southeast" is just hilariously off, though both Western and Russain media have a monolithic view of it. The Southeast is made up of Crimea, Odesa, Mykolaev, Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Luhansk Oblasts. There were some anti-Maidan protests in the Southeast, but they were small. The difference is that in Donbas, Russia had Rinat Akhmetov who supported them. Too bad for Akhmetov, most of his businesses in Donetsk have since been nationalized, dismantled, and sold in pieces to Russian firms. The militiants who took control of Donetsk and Luhansk were not asking for "federalization", they declared independent Republics. Republics that were meant to join in with the rest of the Southeast in dismantling Ukraine. Too bad for them, nobody else was interested.
One thing that caught my eye was the batman flag of the group he was with. If that was the Batman battallion in Luhansk, that story does not end happily. They are one of the separatist units who have since been purged by their comrades. Like with the Ukrainian side, there was a wild west situation in those early months. Different units operated fairly independently, like Batman. Others had all kinds of crazy ideologies. The Cossack groups, for example, wanted to create a pre-modern Orthodox Christian military state. Most of them were wiped out. Just recently there was another coup in Luhansk People's Republic and the former leader is now in Russia.
Meanwhile, the Russian army is having all of these mysterious "training accidents" near Rostov.
The MH17 stuff is just plain insulting. MH17 was shot down using a very specific, very advanced Russian rocket that requires a lot of training. And the separatists originally took credit for shooting down a military aircraft, then immediately deleted the message after it became obvious what they did. Russian disinformation then went into a schizophrenic frenzy over what story they were going with. There has been a lot of investigations, though they have been hampered by the material taken by Russia.
I haven't watched Stone's movie.