The Living to play in Ottawa on November 12th..
November 12, 2011, 7:00 PM
Part of the 2nd Annual Free Thinking Film Festival 2011
Tickets for The Living can be bought at Perogies, 1129 Baxter Road in Ottawa (613) 321-0734)
The Living, feature documentary by Serhiy Bukovsky made in 2008 to mark the 75th Anniversary of the genocidal Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine, a.k.a. the Holodomor. The Living (Живі) tells the story of the tragic events in Ukraine in 1932-33 and one Welshman’s attempts to tell the world what was happening. It presents a new angle on Stalin’s man-made famine as Ukrainians who were witnesses to the millions who died and the millions more who suffered horrendously, tell their heartfelt stories.
Side by side with their story, is the story of Welsh journalist Gareth Jones. He travelled through Ukraine, by train and on foot, to see for himself what the people were enduring. Jones published articles in British newspapers drawing attention to the lack of even basic food in once rich Ukraine and told of the suffering and death. But on the whole he was ignored and even ridiculed for suggesting such things. Gareth Jones was killed in 1935 in Manchukuo and some claim that his untimely death at 29 years old was the result of Russian revenge for Gareth Jones’ willingness to expose wrongdoing.