Please join the Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University and the Harriman Institute for an online screening and discussion of the documentary film (2008) in commemoration of the 87th anniversary of the Holodomor Famine-Genocide in Ukraine in 1932-1933.
VIRTUAL EVENT. FILM SCREENING & DICUSSION. THE LIVING
Zoom webinar & YouTube Live
Professor will moderate a conversation and Q&A with director
intertwines two narratives: eyewitness testimonies by the survivors of the Great Famine, and the dramatic story of the Welsh journalist Gareth Vaughan Jones, one of the few Westerners who travelled to the Soviet Union and wrote about the genocide of Ukrainian peasants. The film celebrates the invincibility of the human spirit faced with the Soviet machine of mass murder. The US premiere of took place on November 21, 2008 at Columbia University as the focal part of the international conference "The Holodomor in Film," jointly organized by the Ukrainian Studies Program and the Harriman Institute. was shown at numerous film festivals around the world.
is perhaps the most important documentary film director in Ukraine today. Winner of the prestigious Taras Shevchenko National Prize, he is known internationally for his films (2006) and (2008). His works document the most momentous events that define the identity of the Ukrainian nation, its historical memory, and consciousness. Bukovsky was among the first to challenge Soviet ideological orthodoxies while most of his peers followed them, to pose uncomfortable questions and provoke an entire nation into a painful re-examination of its past. His TV series was the first alternative narrative of the untold Ukrainian experience in World War II based on facts. His film is an account of the Nazi extermination of Ukrainian Jews, based on the oral testimonies of the Holocaust survivors, gathered at the USC Shoah Foundation. His latest film is the three-part documentary about the brilliant Ukrainian composer Valentyn Sylvestrov.==========================
Dr. Yuri Shevchuk
lecturer of Ukrainian language
Department of Slavic Languages
1231 International Affairs Building