75 min.
Ukrainian with English subtitles
      and English voice-over
Director: Serhiy Bukovsky
Producers: Mark Edwards
      and Victoria Bondar
© International Charitable Fund
      Ukraine-3000, 2008
A Lystopad Film Production


The Living (Zhyvi)

Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m.

The Ukrainian Museum
222 East 6th Street
(between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
New York, NY 10003

$15 general admission
$10 members and seniors
$5 students
Reservations: 212.228.0110

Subway: #6 to Astor Place; R/W to 8th St.
Bus: M15 to 8th (limited stop) or 6th St. (local);
M101, M102, M103 to 7th St.

Director Serhiy Bukovsky and scriptwriter/producer Victoria Bondar will be at the Museum to present and discuss The Living (Zhyvi), their recently released documentary film about the Holodomor, the 1932-33 Ukrainian famine-genocide. They will be introduced by Dr. Yuri Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University. The Museum is grateful to Dr. Shevchuk for organizing this film screening.

The title of the film refers to the people who, as children, lived through the horrors of the Holodomor. Many of them are only now beginning to talk about what they experienced how all their families' possessions were taken away, how entire villages were dying, and how they managed to survive. Among the narrators is Viktor Yushchenko, president of Ukraine, whose mother was a Holodomor survivor. In one scene, he is shown at the burial site of Holodomor victims in his native village of Khuruzhivka in the Sumy oblast.

The Living also recounts the story of Gareth Jones, the British investigative journalist whose reports on the Holodomor were largely ignored in the West.

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The Ukrainian Museum's film series and programs are funded in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs