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Holodomor:Voices of Survivors (Ukrainian Famine/Genocide)

directed by:

Ariadna Ochrymovych

"Survivors recount the horrors of living through the little known Ukrainian Famine/Genocide engineered by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in 1932-1933.

Stalin was determined to suppress Ukrainian nationhood once and for all through the decimation of Ukraine's elites and its rural population. Millions died, a third of them children, as brigades forcibly confiscated not only livestock and the grain harvest but basic foodstuffs, as the world turned a blind eye. Journalists were barred from Ukraine and borders were closed. Fearing for their lives , no one spoke of this atrocity until 1991 when Ukraine gained independence. The consequences of this genocide reverberate today as parts of Eastern Ukraine (those Russified under Stalin) fight a war, master-minded by Putin, with pro-Western, democratic Ukrainians."

Project Specs:

Documentary

00:29:29

Canada

2015-01-01

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