This is a miniseries about Nestor Makhno and Free Ukraine titled The Nine Lives of Nestor Makhno. It aired in Ukraine and Russia. In this scene Makhno is organizing the workers in his hometown and negotiating with a factory owner for shorter hours and better wages.
The banner says “Liberty or Death” and “The land to the peasants, the factories to the workers.”
When the Makhnovists travelled into an area where they were not already well known they passed pamphlets out to the people of the area and posted notices that read:
"This Army does not serve any political party, any power, any dictatorship. On the contrary, it seeks to free the region of all political power, of all dictatorship. It strives to protect the freedom of action, the free life of the workers against all exploitation and domination. The Makhno Army does not therefore represent any authority. It will not subject anyone to any obligation whatsoever. Its role is confined to defending the freedom of the workers. The freedom of the peasants and the workers belongs to themselves, and should not suffer any restriction."
I am trying to convince a family member in Ukraine to help me translate this whole thing into English. It is about 10 hours long so it is a lot of work. If anyone knows Ukranian or Russian and would like to help let me know...