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Filmpremière "Winter on fire" in Den Haag, Amsterdam en Groningen

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“Winter on Fire (2015) is een indrukwekkende, filmische kroniek van de gespannen maar ook inspirerende gebeurtenissen op de Kievse Maidan (Onafhankelijkheidsplein) gedurende 93 dagen in 2013 en 2014. Genomineerd voor de Amerikaanse Oscar in 2016 in de categorie Beste Documentaire en toegelaten tot het programma van de internationale filmfestivals van Venetië en Toronto, Winter on Fire is een co-productie van de Verenigde Staten, Oekraïne en Groot-Brittannië door Netflix. Na veel lovende vertoningen en recenties in het buitenland, komt deze film van regisseur Evgeny Afineevsky eindelijk naar Nederland.

Winter on Fire wordt gepresenteerd door filmregisseur Evgeny Afineevsky. Aansluitend de filmvertoning vindt een discussie met de regiseeur plaats, met deelname van het publiek.

Deze bijzondere filmpremière beidt ook een podium voor kennismaking, uitwisseling en vraagstelling over de Oekraïense cinema, over Oekraïne en het Associatieverdrag.

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Georganiseerd door Stichting “Oekraïners in Nederland”.

 

 

Evenementen links:
Dan Haag – link
Amsterdam – link
Groningen – link

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Anne Applebaum over de toekomst van Oekraïne

-0-0-820-540De Balie in samenwerking met de stichting “Oekraïners  in Nederland

Podium / vr 18 mrt / 17:00

Event link en tickets verkoop.

Met de boeken Goelag en IJzeren Gordijn vestigde de Amerikaans-Poolse journaliste Anne Applebaum haar naam als expert op het gebied van de geschiedenis van Oost-Europa en de Sovjet-Unie. Nu, als columnist voor The Washington Post, volgt ze de ontwikkelingen in Centraal en Oost-Europa op de voet. Hoe kijkt Applebaum naar de politieke en maatschappelijke veranderingen in Oekraïne? In De Balie zal Anne Applebaum spreken over de ontwikkelingen in Oekraïne en haar visie uit de doeken doen.

Na afloop van haar lezing interviewt Yoeri Albrecht (directeur De Balie) Anne Applebaum.

Over Anne Applebaum
De Amerikaans-Poolse journalist en schrijver Anne Applebaum is columnist voor The Washington Post en Slate. Daarnaast is ze directeur van het Transitions Forum bij de Engelse denktank Legatum Institute en verbonden aan het European Center for Policy Analysis. Haar boek Goelag uit 2004 leverde Applebaum de Pulitzerprijs voor non-fictie op. Daarnaast publiceerde zij in 2012 het boek IJzeren Gordijn waarin Applebaum laat zien hoe het communisme de Oostbloklanden in de jaren na de Tweede Wereldoorlog als het ware inlijfde.

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20 Nov

Conference: Legacy of the Holodomor in Ukraine: from post-genocidal to civil society

Event link.

Ukraine saw three manmade Holodomors (famines) in the years 1922-1923 , 1932-1933 and 1946-1947. These three famines cost Ukraine more than 16 million lives and were engineered by the Soviet government with the aim of mass murder of the indigenous Ukrainian population, bearing the signs of ethnic cleansing through death by starvation. The Great Famine, or Holodomor, of 1932-33 led to approximately 10 million fatalities on the territory of the former Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.
Ten million human lives; this is the price Ukraine paid Ukrainian farmers in particular for the will desire to preserve a distinct identity, culture and way of life connected to a network of numerous privately-owned farms, which, in turn, formed the basis of Ukraine’s economic development. Extermination through famine appeared to be the most-effective way of subjugatinge the freedom-loving, industrious Ukrainian nation, coupled with the restriction of the Ukrainian cultural and linguistic spheres.
Many years have passed since the Holodomor, during which the Communist government systematically continued to destroy any semblance of Ukrainian identity and intimidate economic activity and civic activism aimed at preserving the Ukrainian language, culture and life. The tools used for this were quite extensive and many of the same methods of suppressing civic activism are still used today in post-Soviet territories. The annihilation of potential leadership at all levels, the subsequent stifling of the national liberation movement, all these factors had a direct negative influence on the formation of Ukrainian civil society .
Throughout decades of Communism the green shoots of civic stature, activism and society sprouted in Ukraine . The legacy of the 1991 referendum, Maidan 2004 and Маidan 2014, the volunteer movement around military activity in East Ukraine, the growing activism of new generations, and the democratization and individualization of society are all evidence of the slow yet certain evolution of civil society as the foundation of a strong and stable Ukraine.
We kindly invite you to the conference “Legacy of the Holodomor in Ukraine: from post-genocidal to civil society”, which will be held on 27 November 2015 at 14.00 at the Institute for Global for Justice in The Hague (Sophialaan 10, 2514 JR The Hague),

Conference speakers:

– Yaroslav Hrytsak, Professor аt the Ukrainian Catholic Univеrsity (Lviv, Ukraine), Director of the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Modern Ukrainian History and Society (Alberta, Canada/Lviv, Ukraine)

– Dr. Karel Berkhoff, Senior Researcher NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

– Dr. Eamon Aloyo, Senior Researcher on the Conflict Prevention Program , The Hague Institue for Global Justice (The Hague, The Netherlands)

– Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer-prize winning author, columnist for the Washington Post (USA) and Slate (USA), Director of the Legatum Institute Transitions Forum at (London, United Kindgom), and Adjunct Fellow of the Center for European Policy Analysis (Washington, DC, USA)

– Dr. Borys Guzdiak, President of the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv, Ukraine), Bishop and Eparch of the Paris Eparchy of St. Volodymyr the Great (Paris, France)

– Christina Santore, ( moderator), writer, editor and international communications consultant ( Amsterdam. The Netherlands)

Addition highlights:

– Discussion with speakers and other conference guests.
– An exhibition of photographs, documents (some previously classified as top secret), examples from foreign newspaper clippings and excerpts from the diary of Welsh journalist Gareth Jones, who witnessed the Holodmor in Ukraine and was first to public ally acknowledge it.
– Segment screening from the film “Holod 33″ (Famine 33) by Ukrainian director Oles Yanchuk.
– Violin Roxolana Mendryshora. A performance of «Melody of the Ukrainian Holodomor -1932-33”», by Ukrainian composer (Myroslav. Skoryk)

The conference is being held under the auspices of First Lady of Ukraine, Maryna Poroshenko. .

Оrganized by:
” Ukrainians in the Netherlands” Foundation
The Embassy of Ukraine in the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Supported by:
The Socires Foundation
The Institute for Global Justice
Ukraine International Airways
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