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Holodomor 90: Film Screening

Holodomor 90: Film Screening

The Ukrainian Students’ Society (USS), in cooperation with the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS), invites you to a dual-feature film screening in memory of the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor famine. Register here at the bottom of the page.

For more information, contact us at uss@ualberta.ca or follow us on Instagram at @uofa_uss.

Films to be shown with a short break in between:

Ukraine 1933: Seeds of Hunger (2023) [French with English Subtitles, 1hr 8m duration] 

In March 1933, Gareth Jones, a young Welsh journalist, entered into Ukraine clandestinely. The “breadbasket” of the Soviet Union was then experiencing a totally unprecedented famine, both in terms of its scale and its causes. Stalin, who wanted to keep the unrealistic objectives of his five-year plans and to punish the peasants who resisted collectivization, decided to confiscate all the crops in Ukraine. On his return to Britain, the journalist alerts the world, but the lies and manipulations of the USSR triumph.

Holodomor: Voices of Survivors (2015) [English, 30m duration]

This documentary includes the testimonies of Ukrainian Canadians about how they survived the Holodomor—the genocide, which was planned and carried out by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in 1932–1933. In this film, collected testimonies vividly show unexplored periods of history, the consequences of which continue to apply today.

 

Date & Time

November 22nd, 2023

3:00 pm

Location

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
6-5 Humanities Centre (first floor)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

T6G 2E5