Holodomor: The Great Ukraine Famine 1932-1933

86th Commemorative Anniversary
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The genocidal famine in Ukraine known as the Holodomor (from the Ukrainian holod meaning “hunger, starvation, famine” and moryty meaning “to induce suffering, to kill”) was caused by the cruel actions and policies of the totalitarian Stalinist regime.  The Holodomor claimed the lives of over 10 million Ukrainians, at the last count, in just over a year!

To remember the victims and bring public awareness to the most damning episode in the ruthless and tragic history of the Soviet power, the Ukrainian-American Community of San Francisco and Northern California respectfully offers this program to commemorate the 86th year of this man-made famine-genocide.

A Commemorative Program Featuring:

Screening of the acclaimed documentary ‘Holodomor: Ukraine’s Genocide Of 1932-33’ by Bobby Leigh and Marta Tomkiw.  The film has played at over 17 international film festivals (including Festival de Cannes) and won four awards, as well as taking home the Grand Jury Award for best picture at the Monaco Film Festival. 

Q&A session with survivor/witness accounts

 “One of the most devastating crimes against humanity, this is a story that needs to be told.” (Roger M. Mayer, Festival Director of Silver Lake Film Festival)

This is a Films & Videos program from SFPL. From feature films to youth-made videos, we’ve got something great to watch.

Learn more about History and Genealogy through the wealth of resources available at the Library.

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