Holodomor: Voices Of Survivors

Holodomor: Voices Of Survivors
Holodomor: Ellu Jäänute Hääled

Films icon  Nov 5, 2017 at 3:30 pm
EstDocs Film Festival 2017, Toronto

Director Ariadna Ochrymovych
Year 2016
Country Canada
Length 29 minutes
Year 2016
Producer Black Sea Media
Website en.wikipedia.org
Language English
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In 1932-33 millions of Ukrainians died of starvation during a famine engineered by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. His regime confiscated all their grain, livestock and food supplies. While the world turned a blind eye, at the height of the famine, 28,000 Ukrainians were dying daily, 1000 in one hour, 17 in a minute Soviet authorities forbade journalists from traveling to the Ukrainian countryside and borders were closed. Ukrainians could not speak openly of this atrocity until 1991 when their country gained independence. Through compelling eyewitness accounts from Ukrainian Canadians and rare archival footage, this documentary brings into focus a major historic atrocity, the legacy of which continues to be felt in world events today.

 

1932-33 surid miljonid ukrainlased nälga nõukogude diktaatori Jossif Stalini kunstlikult tekitatud näljahäda tõttu. Tema valitsus konfiskeeris kõik vilja, kariloomad muud toiduvarud. Kuni kogu maailm tegi näo, et midagi pole juhtunud, suri iga päev 28 000 Ukrainlast, 1000 inimest tunnis, 17 ühes minutis. Sovetivõimud keelasid välismaa ajakirjanikel sõidu Ukraina maakohtadesse ja
piirid suleti. Ukrainlastel polnud sellest kuriteost võimalik rää- kida enne 1991. aasta taasiseseisvumist. Meie tõsielufilm suunab fookuse sellele rängale ajaloolisele kuriteole, mille järelkaja on jätkuvalt tunda ka tänapäeva poliitilistes sündmustes. Filmis kasutatakse pealtnägijate meenutusi ning haruldasi filmilõike arhiivist.

 

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