The HotDocs documentary film festival has always shown movies about Ukrainians or set in Ukraine, but now it will finally debut an official state film from the National Cinematheque of Ukraine: "ЖИВА ВАТРА" (The Living Fire) Set in the breathtaking Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine, Living Fire is a captivating story of three shepherds, each at […]Read more "Ukrainian state film to debut in Toronto this spring"
The former orphanage worker-turned documentary filmmaker debuted her second film about Ukrainian orphans last night at Hot Docs in Toronto, ‘High Five: A Suburban Adoption Saga”: Julia Ivanova premiered her first film ‘Family Portrait in Black & White’ 2 years ago at HotDocs which featured a Ukrainian women who adopts almost 30 children, which more […]Read more "Ukrainian orphans featured again this year at Hot Docs–Review of ‘High Five: A Suburban Adoption Saga’"
Tomorrow night at 9PM EST (Tuesday February 14th) PBS will air another showing of its Frontline special on ‘Sex Slaves’ from 2006 that featured young girls taken from Ukraine and funneled through Europe as sex trade workers. We’ve covered PBS re-airing this broadcast before, and if you aren’t able to catch it it is also […]Read more "PBS Frontline re-airing ‘Sex Slaves’ tomorrow"
While I just missed it’s week long showing on PBS’s POV program, you can still watch the English Surgeon online for the next little while (as we’ve reviewed before). The POV program also contains: A great discussion guide for the movie and broader health care topics. Q & A with the English Surgeon Henry Marsh, […]Read more "Watch ‘the English Surgeon’ online"
‘Ancestors in the Attic’ aired tonight on Global an episode about a man trying to look up his Ukrainian roots at the WWI internment camp in Spirit Lake, Quebec: Growing up as a Ukranian-Canadian, Jerry Bayrak always faced prejudice. But he also heard whispers that his family dealt with even worse when they first arrived […]Read more "TV show reveals Ukrainian internment"