March Ukrainian Film Club event

Thursday, March 23, 2006
7:30pm
614 Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University

The Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University continues its new thematic series: “Ukraine. A Cinematographic View from the West”. The Club's March event will present two perspectives on the Orange Revolution, the November 2004 peaceful mass mobilization of Ukrainians in defense of their right to vote. A Ukrainian and an American filmmaker will give their individual accounts of what happened on and around the Maidan (the Independence Square) in Kyiv, Ukraine. The program is titled:

"THE ORANGE REVOLUTION. A STORY FULL OF SOUND AND FURY, SIGNIFYING?"

The March event will include three films:

“NEVSEREMOS. People from Maidan”, 2005 director Serhiy Masloboyshchykov, Ukraine, American premier. The film documents two opposing political perspectives – the orange, pro-Yushchenko and the blue pro-Yanukovych - during the heady events and nine months after.

“Zlydni” (Poverty), 2005, director Stepan Koval, Ukraine, American Premier. This short plasticene animation is a tongue-in-cheek metaphor for the “blessing” that Russia has been for Ukraine as a neighbor.

“Borderland, Ukraine and the Rebirth of Democracy,” 2005, director Paul Tremblay, USA. A historical background of the Orange Revolution is combined with a detailed analysis of the events by their participants and observers, who come from varied linguistic, cultural, and political backgrounds.

Introduction and post screening discussion led by Yuri Shevchuk, director of the Film Club.

All films are either with English subtitles or in English.

This event is co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Students’ Society of Columbia University.