The Ukrainian Museum is proud to co-present the screening of The Living at the 33rd Annual Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival, November 12-15. All screenings are held at the American Museum of Natural History.
2008 · 75 min · France, Ukraine
Saturday, November 14
6:30 pm, Program F17
** Filmmaker Serhiy Bukovsky in person **
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, New York 10024
For all Mead programs enter at 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
To Order Tickets:
By Phone: 212-769-5200
On-site: During AMNH Museum hours at the Advance Group Sales desk in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda (Central Park West at 79th Street entrance), and at the Rose Center for Earth and Space (81st Street entrance).
Mention "The Ukrainian Museum"
to receive the Member price of $10!
Fed by four major rivers, Ukraine is a land of fertile steppes that used to be known first as the Breadbasket of Europe, and later the Breadbasket of the Soviet Union. A Slavic culture that was once the hub of Europe, 20th century Ukraine has been carved up and dominated successively by Russians, Austro-Hungarians, and Soviets, all of whom recognized its strategic value. When Stalin implemented forced collectivization as part of his Five Year Plan to industrialize and de-privatize the USSR, he ordered Communist officials in Ukraine to starve the resistant rural population. The resulting Holodomor was witnessed by few outsiders; one of these, British journalist Gareth Jones, left behind evidence in his personal diaries. While sharing entries of these piercing, first-hand accounts, director Serhiy Bukovsky juxtaposes propaganda cinema of the era showing a happy, productive peasant population against snippets of testimony of Holodomor survivors. Children at the time, these witnesses' scattered remembrances slowly fit together to complete a horrific chapter in Soviet history, which cost the lives of 25,000 Ukrainians each day.
To view the festival's full schedule please visit www.amnh.org/mead.
The 2009 Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival, the longest running showcase for international documentaries in the United States, celebrates 33 years!