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Harriman Institute




Film Screening & Discussion. The Guide
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Important Note

Registration required. This event is open to CUID card holders only. Attendees must be in compliance with Columbia University’s health protocols for returning to campus. Pre-registration, valid CUID card, valid green pass, and face covering are required for admittance.


In order to express its solidarity with Ukraine, fighting an unprovoked and illegitimate war of aggression by the Russian Federation, the Russian Film Club of Columbia University will screen the 2014 Ukrainian war drama The Guide directed by Oles Sanin, introduced by Professor Yuri I. Shevchuk (Harriman Institute). Discussion to follow. This event is part of our Contemporary Culture Series.

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 the twentieth-century Ukrainian and European history. Inspired by real life events.

In Ukrainian and Russian, with English subtitles.

Running time: 122 minutes.