For American TV watchers, telecommunications giant Verizon’s latest campaign ‘Customize TV’ features Ukrainian culture in the not-so greatest light. Featuring Rashida Jones from the Office and Parks & Rec, she pleads to have the channel changed from airing Ukrainian dancers, uttering ‘I’ll watch anything except this’. See below: For those who want to express themselves, […]Read more "Verizon: ‘I’ll watch anything except this’ Ukrainian dancing"
Calgary Ukrainian Festival June 6-7 Calgary, AB To provide to the citizens of Calgary an informative, educational and entertaining festival that celebrates all aspects of our unique and rich Ukrainian heritage and to raise the profile of Calgary’s Ukrainian Community through a professional and inclusive annual event that showcases Ukrainian arts, cuisine, entertainment and culture […]Read more "Ukrainian Festival Summer Guide 2015"
29 years ago today is the anniversary of the Chornobyl (Ukrainian spelling) disaster. While there’s little new news coming from that event, here are some finer points all should remember: The Soviet Union stayed silent after the explosion, exposing Ukrainians to the deadly radiation while Communist apparatchiks were evacuated from neighbouring cities. Just how much […]Read more "29th Anniversary of Chornobyl"
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"
It’s not every day Canadian and American public broadcasters team up for investigate journalism, and we’re in for a treat as CBC & PBS co-produced a documentary about the evil side of Vladimir Putin – and it airs first in Canada tonight at 9PM EST on CBC: He casts a long shadow over globe. Russian […]Read more "CBC & PBS team up for Putin doc starting tonight"