Exposé Short Documentary, 2016
Holodomor: Voices of Survivors (Ukrainian Famine/Genocide) (Canada, 30 min)
Directed & Produced by Ariadna Ochrymovych
Survivors recount their stories of living through the little known famine or HOLODOMOR (death inflicted by starvation), a 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. He introduced collectivization and confiscated all livestock, grain and basic foodstuffs, ensuring the starvation of the countryside. The world turned a blind eye as Soviet authorities exported Ukraine’s wheat to the West while millions perished.
English & Ukranian with English subtitles
Festival Screening: Sunday March 6th, 2016 approx. 2:45 pm