Please join the Ukrainian Film Club at Columbia University for a screening of the documentary film The Living Fire (2014) by Ostap Kostiuk.
Ukrainian with English subtitles. Professor Yuri Shevchuk will introduce the film and moderate the discussion.
This stunningly beautiful and poetic film chronicles three generations of Ukrainian Carpathian shepherds who struggle to keep their ancient trade alive in the face of modernity. It is a story about pitiless daily labor that knows no weekends, about a harmonious world that has been lost in our search for comfort, about the childhood that is left behind when one takes on the role of an adult … The Living Fire has been a critical and popular success at many film festivals around the world.