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Film Screening & Discussion. The Guide
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The Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University will mark the 92nd anniversary of the Holodomor, the genocidal manmade famine of 1932-33 by screening and discussing Oles Sanin‘s 2014 historical drama The Guide. Moderated by Yuri Shevchuk.

An American boy Peter Shamrock travels to Ukraine with his father in the early 1930s only to be thrown into one of the greatest cataclysms in twentieth century Ukrainian and European history. Inspired by real life events, The Guide is the Ukrainian movie that got the widest US theatrical distribution in the history of Ukrainian cinema. As part of the campaign “Stand with Ukraine through Film,” organized in reaction to the full-scale Russian aggression by the Human and Civil Rights Organizations of America, in cooperation with the Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University, The Guide was screened in more than 600 movie theaters in 42 states of the United States as well as in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, and other countries.

This educational event is co-organized by the Ukrainian Studies Program, the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, with the support of Pronto Film, Ukraine.

This film is in Ukrainian and Russian with English subtitles.


The Guide (2014) Trailer