Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, for a screening of The House on Seven Winds: Vasyl Makhno’s Portrait.
Filmed over the course of a season, this film portraying the life and thoughts of Ukrainian poet, essayist, and prose writer, Vasyl Makhno, exposes the fragility of time and its manifestation through the art of the written word. Since moving to NYC at the turn of the millennium, Makhno has established a more concrete sense of identity – one that does not relinquish his Ukrainian roots, rather, it hones them. While embracing how NYC continues to shape him and his writing, he does not detach himself from his home. Makhno writes relentlessly – allowing us to travel through time and be suspended within a moment.
Vasyl Makhno and the film’s director Oleksandr Fraze-Frazenko will be present at the event.
Organized together with the Ukrainian Film Club at Columbia University.
This event is free and open to the public.